Simon Gerrans Calls Time On His Professional Career
Australia's Simon Gerrans has confirmed he will retire at the end of the 2018 season, bringing down the curtain on his successful 15-year professional career. Thirty-eight-year-old Gerrans announced his decision to retire in an open letter published by the BMC Racing Team , suggesting he was not retiring but "changing careers". "Although I feel that I am still performing at a good level physically, my passion for the sport is not what it used to be. Professional cycling is too hard unless you are able to commit wholeheartedly. I am really happy to be able to walk away on my own terms and feel that the end of this season is the right time to transition to a new phase in my life," Gerrans wrote in his open letter. “In the short term, I plan on spending some time with my family. Family has always been the most important thing ...
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