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Re: Retirement announcements
« Reply #540 on: November 12, 2018, 08:53 »
#nippo Alan Marangoni retired on Sunday, after 10 years in the pro peloton - and he did so in the best possible way: with his first win as a pro :D





“It was the perfect day I have always looked for in my career and I found it today”. With these words full of emotions Alan Marangoni comments the victory just reached in Japan during the last race of his immense career. “I took the risk of attacking in the last kilometers because I wanted to play all the cards to reach this goal, chased several times during my career. Cutting the final line first and winning on a day that was already special for me, was an emotion of an indescribable power. It was a month of sacrifice far from home, but I wanted to close in the best way my career. A fairytale ending that I have dreamed of many times and that today has become a reality.

I wanted to thank my teammates and all the staff who supported me in this final season and that allowed me to reach this goal. Now it’s time to come back, because a new adventure awaits me in a world, that of cycling, which I feel like never before. “


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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #542 on: November 27, 2018, 10:34 »
    Slán agus dea-ádh

    [Deignan retirement tweet]
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #545 on: May 13, 2019, 08:09 »
    Moreno Moser has announced his retirement aged 28 saying he's not competitive any more.
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    « Reply #546 on: May 13, 2019, 14:51 »
    Moreno Moser has announced his retirement aged 28 saying he's not competitive any more.
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    « Reply #547 on: May 22, 2019, 12:24 »
    Moreno Moser has announced his retirement aged 28 saying he's not competitive any more.

    https://www.develo.cc/moreno-moser-explains-his-retirement-decision/
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    « Reply #549 on: June 26, 2019, 09:09 »
    https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/75208/hubert-dupont-m-arreter-apres-le-giro-2020

    Hubert has just under a year to get that elusive pro win.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #550 on: June 26, 2019, 19:18 »
    I still believe he could get into the top ten. Or maybe not. If Hubert is selected for the next Giro it will be his 23rd GT equal to the most GTs of any french cyclist.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #551 on: June 26, 2019, 19:48 »
    This year at the Giro pre-press conferences it wasn't too crowded during the Ag2R one (well, it was the final one of a 6 hour shift - so there were basically more riders than journalists :P), so Vuillermoz and Dupont somehow got into a on-podium conversation with each other about the races they did together, particularly the 2014 Giro, when Vuillermoz came 11th and Ag2R won the team classification.

    And in that moment Vuillermoz noticed that he never said "thanks" for the job Dupont did back then to help him trying to finish in the Top 10, and how important it was have him at his side, with all the experience and race knowledge.

    I don't know why it took him five years, but I think is says a lot about the atmosphere and also the way Dupont is appreciated as a team mate.

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #553 on: August 12, 2019, 08:58 »
    https://twitter.com/Feltetdk/status/1160626004940996609

    Been on the cards for a while.

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #554 on: August 13, 2019, 08:45 »
    https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1160923210931527681

    https://twitter.com/evanhuffman/status/1160957751360512000

    Unfortunately he hasn't come anywhere near to repeating his annus mirabilis of 2017 (GC wins at Alberta and Gila + 2 stages at California) the past couple of seasons.

    Adios Matti and Evan. :wave
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #556 on: August 21, 2019, 11:37 »
    According to today's Ekstra Bladet (print issue) #virtu Rasmus Guldhammer is likely to retire at the end of the season.

    Since he broke his back in winter 2017, he has never reached the same level again, and most of the time has to cope with major pain when riding his bike. Sometimes it comes after 20k, sometimes after 150k, but there are very few days where it doesn't come at all.

    He looks back at 12 great years in cycling, and doesn't think he'll ever find a job again he enjoyed in the same way. The only thing he is sorry about is, that he was never able to show his talent on World Tour level - but when he joined HTC in 2011 it was just too early (so he terminated his contract after a year and went back home), and when #trek Trek offered him a deal for 2016 he declined, because he felt happy at Stölting

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #557 on: August 21, 2019, 12:57 »
    Makes sense. He can still race for the win in smaller races on a good day - but if those good days become few and far between, there's little point in subjecting oneself to that pain.

    when #trek Trek offered him a deal for 2016 he declined, because he felt happy at Stölting

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #558 on: August 23, 2019, 16:08 »
    https://twitter.com/marcelkittel/status/1164913345247567872





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    2019-08-23

    I would like to tell you all today that I am ending my career as a pro cyclist.

    I have thought long and hard about this decision and discussed it with my closest friends and my family.

    This decision process has not been a quick one, but has taken place over a longer time: During my nearly 20 year sports career there have been not only incredible successes but also difficult times. I have always been one to openly question and reflect when such things happen, so that I can learn and become better. That, together with the people around me, has made me the successful athlete that I now am, but this method has also taught to leave my old ways and learn new ones. I know that there is much more than just sport, for example my own future family.

    Recently the thought on this future without cycling has grown, as has the awareness of the sacrifices that such a beautiful but also very difficult sport like cycling brings with it. The biggest question of the last few months was: Can I and do I want to continue to make the sacrifices needed to be a world-class athlete? And my answer is: No, I do not want that any more, because I have always found the limitations on a top athlete as an increasing loss of quality of life. That is why I have a very happy and proud that at this point in my life I can make the decision to follow my heart in a new direction.

    At this point I would like to thank all the people who have supported me in my career: my former teammates, my trainers, my friends, and my family, but above all my fans for the incredible support in the last few years.

    I look forward to the future with much anticipation.

    Yours,

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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #559 on: August 23, 2019, 18:31 »
    From CN (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcel-kittel-retires-from-professional-cycling/)

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    Kittel will become a father in November and intends to study at University.

    "As a cyclist, you’re traveling 200 days a year, and I do not want to see my son grow up on Skype," he said. “Family, friends, everything was too short, plus the permanent fatigue and the routine... I’ve realised this loss of quality of life more and more."

    It's hard to fault his reasons for doing this. It does seem really hard for a professional cyclist to have any real focus outside of the bike. The part about not wanting to see his son grow up over Skype hits especially hard.

    Still leaves something of a bitter taste though. It feels like the announcement just came 2 years too late, his heart just hasn't been in it. It's fine not to want to "torture" yourself, but it feels a little selfish to me when other riders had to torture themselves in the hope of Kittel picking up some glory, then he just doesn't bother turning up. Fine when you're a rider from a wealthy country with a degree lined up, but what about teammates for whom cycling is the only thing they've got?

    Perhaps I'm being too harsh, I have no idea what demons he's dealing with, just my initial reaction.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #560 on: August 24, 2019, 10:35 »
    I know that you wouldn't like this but it's evidence that cycling globalisation doesn't work. In the nineties you wouldn't have to fly over to the 5 continents for racing. Making cycling more like tennis is not the way to go. Many tennis players have/had the same problems.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #561 on: August 27, 2019, 15:17 »
    Maxime Daniel of Arkea Samsic retires at the end of the season and not totally happy.

    https://www.letelegramme.fr/_amp/781/12367781.php?__twitter_impression=true

    Eligible for the cycling farmers thread though.
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    « Reply #563 on: September 25, 2019, 17:27 »
    https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1175971246854561792
    Good interview, he makes some very good points there:
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    A lot of people don't understand ... you are not going to be a Peter Sagan, but you can still be a great cyclist. So, you need to find the right path for you. So many kids now, I think they just want to jump to that next level; they want to be the next thing, they want to climb at so many watts, sprint to so many watts ... it's way too much information out there. I think they [young riders] just need a little more guidance - especially in Canada, because they aren't exposed to the things that go on in Europe.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #564 on: September 26, 2019, 09:13 »
    https://twitter.com/SpazioCiclismo/status/1177125707295731714

    Veloso has said recently that he will ride one more season and then also hang his bike on the nail.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #565 on: September 27, 2019, 10:01 »
    #joker Ole Forfang retires:
    https://www.procycling.no/forfang-legger-sitter-igjen-gode-erfaringer-opplevelser/

    Together with Hoem and Vangstad leaving the team (apparently without having a new team lined up already), this doesn't bode well for the future of Joker-Fuel of Norway.
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    « Reply #566 on: September 27, 2019, 10:21 »
    That's a shame. I thought he could be a good rouleur for a PCT team. :(
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    « Reply #569 on: October 11, 2019, 14:04 »
    Sad day Big Björn :(
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