Originally Posted by Swarley
+1 But still, why did he decide to retire now, before the Giro? It's strange.
Perhaps he didn't want Lampre to have a wasted spot in their lineup (assuming he would have made their Giro squad), as he wouldn't have done much in the Giro.
Anyways, about time he retired. He's had a good career, and now time to draw it to a close. I wish him well in life after cycling.