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Old 09-05-10, 23:28
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39 year old Spaniard,José-Luis Arrieta Ag2r-Le Mondiale announced his retirement today, now the season is almost over.
He started in 1993 with Banesto, and in 2006 he won the 19th stage in the Vuelta for Ag2r.


As it is to be expected that a lot of riders will close up shop due to various reasons, it is time to keep track for the coming years, starting from around 2010. Below I listed the once I can recollect, please add if you know any?

Name - Age - ExitDate
Aurelien Clerc (30) - 1/1
Igor Astarloa (33) - 1/1
Mathieu Criquelion (29) - 1/1
Theo Eltink (28) - 2/1
Bert Roesems (37) - 3/1
Pedro Horillo (34) - 8/1
Carlos Pinho (39) - 10/1
Wim van Huffel (31) - 14/1
David Cañada (34) - 21/1
Fredrik Ericsson (35) - 21/1
José Antonio López Gil (33) - 2/2
Serhiy Honchar (40) - 20/2
Nery Velásquez (29) - 25/2
José Enrique Gutiérrez (35) - 5/3
Matthé Pronk (35) - 10/4
Gilberto Simoni (39) - 14/4
Glenn D'Hollander (36) - 6/5
Santiago Botero (37) - 6/7
Niklas Axelsson (38) - 7/7
Casper Jørgensen (25) - 9/7
Christophe Moreau (39) - 14/7
Koos Moerenhout (36) - 21/7
Christian Pfannberger (30) - 5/8
Sergio de Lis (24) - 9/8
Vladimir Efimkin (28) - 12/8
Servais Knaven (39) - 15/8
Óscar Pereiro Sio (32) - 30/8

Add on please if you know any ? > it doesn't matter how a rider goes Exit, or anybody close to the cycling scene disappears: retirement, dead, killed, dopingban, prison, family or for whatever reason.

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Old 09-06-10, 01:12
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sorry for going off-topic
why is vladimir efimkin retired?
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Old 09-06-10, 02:13
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Is ok Parrulo thanks for the remark. No strange but vladimir efimkin gave back his contract because his wife in the US is very ill. Hopefully, things work out okay for both he and his wife.

[Vladimir Efimkin done in Europe?] his career is on hold until his personal life is sorted. That is typically the case if a rider asks to leave a contract like this. It likely has little to do with his cycling career ambitions.


CN report August 12: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fewe...iders-for-ag2r

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Old 09-06-10, 02:32
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Alexandre Moos is also retiring this year.
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Old 09-06-10, 19:12
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It would seem that Kim Kirchen is unexpected to make sufficient recovery to race again, and last I read was of him being offered a non-riding post.
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Old 09-06-10, 23:57
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I digged up a couple more:

Tom Zirbel (31) announced the retirement on his own blog Februari 27.

Beijing hero Jamie Staff (37) - gold medallists with Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny announced his retirement on March 29.

Brooke Miller cuts 2012 Olympic Games dreams short and [announced] retirement to CN on September 1.
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Et af Danmarks største cykelhold, Team Designa Køkken – Blue Water, lukker efter denne sæson.

One of Denmark's largest cycling team, Team Design Kitchen - Bluewater, will guit after this season. The team has tried to find new sponsors for the team, so the team can continue on the same level in 2011, but it has not succeeded. Thus ends a great era, which began in 2004.
The team's manager, Michael Blaudzun, who just took office in spring also called it a sad development.
"It's been an interesting year. I was already starting to make me some ideas for next year and had some plans for the future with the team. We have some of Denmark's best talents and best cyclists on home ground. It's sad.

A view riders that came out of the team: Chris Anker Sørensen, Martin Mortensen, Jakob Fuglsang as Aleksejs Saramotins (Team HTC-Columbia) and Laurent Didier (Team Saxo Bank) were passed on to professional teams last year. Source: http://peloton.dk/index.php?id_paren...id_nyhed=28126
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Old 09-07-10, 13:49
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Kai Reus (25) just announced on Rabosport.TV he will put his cycling career on hold for the coming year, so for now "¿Adiós¡" cycling career, he was running out of contract.
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Two-time world champion Susanne Ljungskog (34) retired due to a blood disorder announced May 6, [CN].

Txema Gonzalez (43) team Sky soigneur dead on September 3, due to a blood infection. [CN]

Bahati rider Jorge Alvardo (27) killed on April 6, in a collision with “car full of street racing teenagers” in Highland, CA, northeast of San Bernardino. [CN]
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Old 09-08-10, 22:42
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Double world champion Chris Newton (36) riding for Rapha Condor Sharp. Retirement announced August 17, [CN]


Sheldon Deeny (26) went from pro cyclist to dishwasher a rider from Bissel Pro Cycling met the cruel world of pro road cycling and melted away for good April 19, [MustRead!]
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