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Re: Retirement announcements
« Reply #480 on: August 11, 2017, 16:37 »

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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