The Departed: the best eight riders retiring in 2019

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 A Grand Tour team composed of those hanging up their wheels at the end of the year With every season in professional cycling comes the ending of careers. Retirements of the peloton’s old guard, hanging up their wheels to make space for the next generation below them. This year’s crop of retirees seems to be a particular vintage as some of cycling’s most loved sons decide to explore their next adventures. Among them are the likes of superstar sprinter Marcel Kittel, cycling hardman Laurens Ten Dam and underrated Flanders supremo Stijn Devolder. With such talent departing cycling for 2020, Cyclist thought the obvious thing to do would be to create a Grand Tour team of this year’s retiring riders. If you think we have missed someone out, let us know! Laurens Ten Dam The wolfman from the very north of the Netherlands is ending a ...

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