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Re: Retirement announcements
« Reply #480 on: August 11, 2017, 16:37 »
https://twitter.com/helenadias_/status/896029391779766273

Rui Sousa #boavista - the inventor of cycling in Portugal - has decided to retire after nearly 2 centuries on the road as a professional.

The 41-year old has won 5 stages of the Volta a Portugal - most recently, yesterday - and finished on the podium for 4 consecutive years between 2011 and 2014. He's had less success in recent years and - despite his repeated efforts - looks likely to end his career without ever taking the overall title.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #482 on: September 05, 2017, 19:52 »
    And another retirement, this one somewhat more expected:
    http://cykelmagasinet.dk/dansk-cyklings-grand-old-man-takker-af
    #veloconcept Michael Reihs takes his last curtain call after a 17-year-long pro career.
    He's been a valuable road captain for several years and had a significant influence on the careers of a.o. Rasmus Guldhammer, Magnus Cort, Mads Pedersen, Alexander Kamp, Niklas Eg.

    Now that he's no longer a rider himself, Reihs will take on a role in the Riis/Seier network behind the team.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #483 on: September 08, 2017, 19:35 »
    http://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/wilier-selle-italia-fedi-lascia-ciclismo/

    #wilier Andrea Fedi

    Looked a prospect, but zero race days in 2017 tells it's own story.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #485 on: September 11, 2017, 20:37 »
    #joker Adrian Aas Stien retires

    Who?

    The guy from Joker's succesful 2015 vintage that didn't quite make it into WT, despite good results in Tour de Bretagne, Tour de Normandie and quite a few other races and generally being part of maybe the best conti team in Norway since Boasson-Hagen + Kristoff days....in 7 years.

    I post it here for its insight into what causes a young rider to retire. In Norwegian so I know not everyone can read it (maybe google translate can?) #joker is one of cyclings major talent factories (his team picture from two years ago now count a lot of WT riders  (well, prove me wrong after the worlds..) but not everyone can take the step up to Pro-Conti or WT level. In a larger picture, that's life, but for an individual, his perspective:

    https://aastien.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/mitt-siste-sykkelritt/


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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #486 on: September 14, 2017, 12:35 »
    An interesting interview with Farrar about his career, his decision to retire from cycling, and what he plans to do now:
    http://pelotonmagazine.com/racing/farrars-farewell/

    Will we have Fire Fighter Farrar in the future? :D
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