Former Tour Winner Cadel Evans Announces His Retirement

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 25, 2014 - Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans on Thursday confirmed he will retire from cycling in February. The 2011 Tour winner and 2009 road race world champion said his final event will be the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean race on February 1. Before then he will compete at Sunday's World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, followed by the Tour … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Not Thinking About Retirement At 37

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 20, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Cadel Evans turns 37 on February 14 but he says retirement is not on his mind. The man billed as Australia's greatest cyclist intends to wait until after this year's Giro d'Italia before considering the next step in his career. "I'm trying not to (think about retirement) -- I'd like to do a good Giro and then use that … [Read more...]

Stuart O’Grady Announces Retirement From The Professional Peloton

Stuart O’Grady has announced his retirement from the professional peloton today. While Australia’s first Classics champion, six-time Olympian and inaugural Tour Down winner had originally stated his intention to retire next year, O’Grady has opted to readjust his plans on the heels of a historical Tour de France for ORICA-GreenEDGE. “I’ve always wanted my career to end with something … [Read more...]

US Cyclist Levi Leipheimer Announces His Retirement

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - Levi Leipheimer, team less since last fall after admitting to doping, has retired from professional cycling, a US newspaper reported. The American was fired by Omega Pharma in October following his admission during an investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency into shamed compatriot Lance Armstrong. "I'm retired," he told The Press Democrat on … [Read more...]

Italian Sprint King Alessandro Petachi Announces His Retirement

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PARIS, April 23, 2013 - Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi on Tuesday announced his retirement from professional racing at the age of 39. "Having reached the ceiling of 200 victories I feel that I need a change in my life, to find another dimension and also to commit more time to my family," said Petacchi. Pettachi won the sprinters' green jersey at the Tour de France in 2010 … [Read more...]

Chris Hoy Expected To Announce His Retirement This Week

LONDON, April 15, 2013 (AFP) - Six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy is expected to announce his retirement this week, Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said on Monday. The 37-year-old track cyclist, who first won gold in the 1km time-trial in Athens in 2004, has been considering his future after adding to his haul with two titles at the London Games last year. The … [Read more...]

Matt Wilson Announces Retirement

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Matthew Wilson has announced that he will retire from racing next month. The Victorian will make his final race appearance at Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg. Wilson is poised to join ORICA-GreenEDGE as a Sports Director in 2013. "ORICA-GreenEDGE have offered me an amazing opportunity to pursue a career that I hope will suit me well," said Wilson. "We have been discussing this move for … [Read more...]

Vinokourov Announces Retirement

MONTPELLIER, France, July 17, 2011 - Kazakh cycling star Alexandre Vinokourov announced his retirement on French television on Sunday, a week after crashing out of the Tour de France with a thigh fracture. "I will continue to ride my bike, but as an amateur and just to keep fit," said Vinokourov when asked if he would continue to compete once he has recovered from his injury. "As far as … [Read more...]

Armstrong Hangs Up His Helmet

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 16, 2011 - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Wednesday announced his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 39. "Today, I am announcing my retirement from professional cycling in order to devote myself full-time to my family, to the fight against cancer and to leading the foundation I established before I won my first Tour de France," … [Read more...]

Armstrong Bids Farwell From Down Under

Lance Armstrong Bids Farewell Down Under

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no doubting that Lance Armstrong has changed professional cycling as well as cycling in general. His impact on cycling will be missed, and felt throughout cycling for probably forever. We at Bicycle.net will miss covering Armstrong, and the drama that always seemed to follow him. Good Luck Mr. Armstrong, and we will be watching you in Kona. … [Read more...]