From Pro Cycling To Selling Tractors, Tom-Jelte Slagter Retires

Joe Robinson 16 Nov 2020 A gentle reminder of how human these superhuman athletes really are Dutch stalwart Tom-Jelte Slagter is hanging up his wheels at the end of the 2020 season and reminding us just how normal these superhuman athletes really are. Because, as he brings the curtain down on his cycling career, rather than jumping in the team car as directeur sportif, slapping on some makeup to offer insight as a television analyst or taking lucrative sums of money for appearances, Slagter is going into the humble world of tractor sales. After 10 years in the pro peloton, the Dutchman decided it was time to take on the role in the agriculture machinery department of GoreNoord, a major dealer of John Deere tractors based in the Netherlands. 'After a career of 10 years as a professional cyclist, the time has come for me to take a new path ...

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