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Re: Retirement announcements
« Reply #330 on: July 15, 2015, 15:47 »
#cofidis Romain Zingle retires with heart problems after tests showed he could not return to competition.

https://fr.sports.yahoo.com/news/cofidis-zingle-contraint-mettre-terme-143600222.html (FR)
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #331 on: July 21, 2015, 22:15 »
    Peraud indicates that he will retire next year. It's likely to be his last Tour, he would prefer to do the Giro instead

    http://cyclingquotes.com/news/peraud_this_will_be_my_final_tour/
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #332 on: August 02, 2015, 23:49 »
    http://feltet.dk/nyheder/mads_christensen_stopper_karrieren/

    #riwal Mads Christensen retires, effective immediately.

    Started as a pro in 2005 with Quick Step, was transferred to Barloworld after a year. After a couple of years in the Danish domestic scene, he had another go at Saxo/Tinkoff, where he raced for three years (2011-2013). Last year he was with Cult, but didn't get a pro contract when the team stepped up to ProConti, and signed with Riwal instead.

    Now he's calling it quits after a changing and eventful career.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #333 on: August 17, 2015, 14:18 »
    Melvin Rullière #veranclassic has ended his career at 25.

    At the end of last month, the Dijonnais started the Tour de Wallonie. On Stage 1 he punctured after 30km of racing but could not get back on to the peloton. So he decided that, since he was in Belgium, he would DNF and simply hand back his bike and kit and go home. So he did.

    A relatively successful amateur rider, Rullière turned pro in 2015 but had not managed to finish a UCI race since April.

    http://www.bienpublic.com/sport-local/2015/08/17/melvin-rulliere-dit-stop (FR)

    For those who weren't aware, Sebastien Rosseler also quit #veranclassic in June. The former QuickStep, Radio Shack and Garmin rider had been with the Belgian Conti team since 2014 but his results were consistently poor.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #334 on: August 26, 2015, 08:03 »
    according to today's l'Equipe #cofidis Steve Chainel will quit road cycling at the end of the season and concentrate on cyclo cross instead
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #335 on: August 26, 2015, 08:27 »
    according to today's l'Equipe #cofidis Steve Chainel will quit road cycling at the end of the season and concentrate on cyclo cross instead

    Yeah, I read that too a few days ago. The implication was not so much that he considers his career done but instead that he has a unique opportunity to start his own team and, iirc, if it goes well they may also race on the road too.

    http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden/1.2419984 (NL)

    The new team will be called 'Cross Team by G4', the 'G4' being former pro Geofrroy Lequatre's clothing brand.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #336 on: August 26, 2015, 08:59 »
    The new team will be called 'Cross Team by G4', the 'G4' being former pro Geofrroy Lequatre's clothing brand.

    They were previously involved with Cannondale - see these floral numbers in the "Peter Sagan" collection...

    http://www.g4dimension.com/en/casual-wear/263-man-polo-peter-s-flowers-limited-edition.html

    Because who doesn't want a polo shirt with a flowery face of the Slovak champion..?
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #337 on: August 26, 2015, 10:45 »
    Yeah, I read that too a few days ago. The implication was not so much that he considers his career done but instead that he has a unique opportunity to start his own team and, iirc, if it goes well they may also race on the road too.

    http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden/1.2419984 (NL)

    The new team will be called 'Cross Team by G4', the 'G4' being former pro Geofrroy Lequatre's clothing brand.

    Good to see the name G4 still around Was a Bit of a fan of the rider
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #338 on: September 01, 2015, 16:42 »
    Heart conditions ends his career at 27

    https://twitter.com/sporza/status/638732476567920640
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #340 on: September 11, 2015, 11:43 »
    that would be sad, let's hope he'll find a good team. Go #rainbow Cannonball  :Goodbye:
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #341 on: September 11, 2015, 13:55 »
    It's understandable though that Boivin doesn't feel like continuing to slog it out on the North American circuit after four years at PCT/WT level which is where he belongs, anyway.

    Strange that none of the US pro teams give him a contract, he's a very good rider. #bmc #tcg #trek - even #uhc - step up, please!
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #342 on: September 25, 2015, 08:39 »
    Not an announced retirement, but the rigours of treatment, combined with his age, seems to make it inevitable that Ivan Basso has raced his last significant race.

    Every good wish to Ivan and all those around him for the battle ahead.  We often talk of courage in relation to those facing cancer treatments: going to the press within two hours of diagnosis is a cruel additional courage to expect of anyone. 


    The last thing he needs now, or the principle of dignified discussion needs now, is uninformed speculation about PEDs as causative: I was appalled by Dark Side leaping onto this.

    A bit of good news here (sorry if this has already been posted): Basso's been given the all-clear.
    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/ivan-basso-receives-all-clear-after-cancer-treatment-192620
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #344 on: October 06, 2015, 20:08 »
    Hayden Roulston has retired from the road but will be targeting Rio next year:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/72752440/Kiwi-cyclist-Roulston-targets-track-gold-at-Rio-then-retirement
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #345 on: October 06, 2015, 20:48 »
    and talking about Rio...#jumbo Maarten Tjallingi will retire after the Olympics

    http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/1.2461491
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    « Reply #346 on: October 06, 2015, 20:58 »
    and talking about Rio...#jumbo Maarten Tjallingi will retire after the Olympics

    http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/1.2461491
    There's no mention of the Olympics in that ...? :S
    Classics, Giro, maybe Dutch champs. So he'll stop well before Rio.
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    « Reply #347 on: October 06, 2015, 21:04 »
    ah, right, I somehow thought I read about the Olympics somewhere and didn't read the whole article again
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #349 on: October 08, 2015, 10:10 »
    :S
    Not the most logical "transfer", I suppose ...
    But he'll get a decent wage there after probably being let go at #wanty for budget reasons, and he stays in the scene.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #350 on: October 08, 2015, 12:04 »
    #wanty James Vanlandschoot

    https://twitter.com/JaVanlandschoot/status/651797122598240256

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #351 on: October 09, 2015, 17:17 »
    http://newsday.co.tt/sport/0,218184.html

    Emile Abraham took the opportunity at his home race to announce his upcoming retirement. Last race will be the Caribbean Road Cycling Championships.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #352 on: October 09, 2015, 22:32 »
    http://newsday.co.tt/sport/0,218184.html

    Emile Abraham took the opportunity at his home race to announce his upcoming retirement. Last race will be the Caribbean Road Cycling Championships.
    Good old Emile. He's had a long and (for a Trinidadian) quite successful career that I've followed from afar. :)
    Bye-bye, Mr. Abraham! :wave
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #353 on: October 10, 2015, 23:17 »
    Not an announced retirement, but the rigours of treatment, combined with his age, seems to make it inevitable that Ivan Basso has raced his last significant race.

    Every good wish to Ivan and all those around him for the battle ahead.  We often talk of courage in relation to those facing cancer treatments: going to the press within two hours of diagnosis is a cruel additional courage to expect of anyone. 


    The last thing he needs now, or the principle of dignified discussion needs now, is uninformed speculation about PEDs as causative: I was appalled by Dark Side leaping onto this.

    I share your wishes of good fortune to Basso in the future. But as for the Dark Side, and speculation? Isn't that what the Dark Side, and the Clinic, are for? To make sure that no one is above suspicion or detection?

    In hindsight, it seems to me that Basso was, at worst, a less than willing participant in blood bag bingo. But, all the same, forums like the Dark Side present us all with a chance to demonstrate our ignorance, eh? Wouldn't do to deprive us now, would it?
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #354 on: October 11, 2015, 10:13 »
    I share your wishes of good fortune to Basso in the future. But as for the Dark Side, and speculation? Isn't that what the Dark Side, and the Clinic, are for? To make sure that no one is above suspicion or detection?

    In hindsight, it seems to me that Basso was, at worst, a less than willing participant in blood bag bingo. But, all the same, forums like the Dark Side present us all with a chance to demonstrate our ignorance, eh? Wouldn't do to deprive us now, would it?

    The context of my July comment was that no reference had been made to the announcement of Basso's cancer other than the fact of the announcement on these pages other than clinic insinuations.  The retirement threads was perhaps not the correct place (in hindsight, it seems that it was) but I felt strongly that we should collectively have a record of our concern, not only of our suspicion.

    Frankly, even if there were incontrovertible certainty that his testicular cancer were a direct, foreseeable and inevitable consequence of his previous PED abuse (which is certainly not the case), the humanity and decency that characterises this forum compared to others would still make it imperative that, on that day, concern rather than condemnation  should have been the tone to strike.

    That is not to say that Dark Side discussion should not exist: I would perhaps have expressed my thoughts better if I had said that I was appalled that people's first reaction was to look to the dark side rather than the future for the victim.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #355 on: October 11, 2015, 12:03 »
    Frankly, even if there were incontrovertible certainty that his testicular cancer were a direct, foreseeable and inevitable consequence of his previous PED abuse (which is certainly not the case), the humanity and decency that characterises this forum compared to others would still make it imperative that, on that day, concern rather than condemnation  should have been the tone to strike.
    I firmly agree with this statement.
    On the day, although I had thoughts like that, I kept them to myself (I think).

    There's a time for Dark Side speculation regarding Basso, but the day he's learned of cancer isn't that day.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #356 on: October 11, 2015, 12:59 »
    The retirement threads was perhaps not the correct place.
    That is correct.

    http://www.nu.nl/gezondheid/3823528/veel-fietsen-vergroot-kans-prostaatkanker.html

    And dont forget his mum.

    Ciao Ivan.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #357 on: October 11, 2015, 14:16 »
    That is correct.

    http://www.nu.nl/gezondheid/3823528/veel-fietsen-vergroot-kans-prostaatkanker.html

    And dont forget his mum.

    Ciao Ivan.

    That means nothing to me, this is an English language forum. 
    What is your point?
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #358 on: October 11, 2015, 14:51 »
    That means nothing to me, this is an English language forum. 
    What is your point?
    It means ciao Ivan and good luck to the rest of his life because I find it insane to talk about the possible use of PED's and cancer in this thread. I didnt understand in the first place why you thought it was a good thing to bring this up here but that is my view.

    Ciao Ivan, cant say I enjoyed watching him but he will be remembered for his 2010 win at the biggest GT around.

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #359 on: October 11, 2015, 14:59 »
    here is the right place to continue that discussion

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