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Old 09-10-10, 15:04
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Carlos Castaño (31) from Xacobeo-Galicia just announced his retirement on September 10, [bici]

Spanish rider Carlos Castaño (Xacobeo-Galicia) has decided to put an end to his career. "After nine months, an operation and countless rehabilitation sessions, I have not managed to recover the back injury that caused me so many problems and pains lately and became a chronic problem," the Spaniard said on his website.
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Old 09-10-10, 17:28
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Roy Sentjens (29) from Milram retired on the spot, by admitting the use of PED today - Friday, September 10, 2010.

Translation from his own website:

I always trained and raced behind the facts, so my frustration was getting bigger and bigger. The disease also still played a part in my head, how could I ever reach the top level again ?

My season was already a disaster, I did everything but it wasn't working for the goals I had set in my mind. I slept no more, thinking all the time how in the hell I could still improve, I did everything. But even that did nothelp and fell into a depression.

I made the biggest mistake of my life, I've succumbed to the pressures and expectations that everyone still had. I wanted a new contract, I had a new house, a son, a car and wanted to return to start a new life. That's where I went wrong.

I stepped in my car in a rush and drove to Barcelona, parked in the center, found several pharmacists and asked where I could find EPO at the 2nd it was already bingo. I drove home with the EPO, I will not tell you everything that went through my head while driving home.

On August 16 I got a control, I knew right away that it was wrong but couldn't stop tell anybody. So on Wednesday, September 8, I raced the last race of my life.

I hereby therefore definitively put an end to my career as a professional cyclist!

I will not apply for the b-sample, because I know what the outcome will be.

I know I did let down a lot of people and I want to apologize to everyone who believed in me. I've done wrong and will suffer the consequences thereof.

However, I want to thank everyone who has supported me in recent days, I'm ready for a new challenge. Something for which I will fully deploy, I still not let loose. I am a fighter! Hopefully there will soon come a new goal to me!

Roy Sentjens @ http://www.roy-sentjens.com/
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Old 09-10-10, 21:12
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Thomas Casarotto (20) [+Picture] went in a coma on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 22:00 hour, after a crash in the 3rd stage of the giro ciclistico del Friuli Venezia Giulia while being in the GC lead. Casarotto was considered a great Italian cycling promise. [CN].

Thomas stopt breathing today and died on Wednesday September 14, 2010 around 19:00 hour reported at [tuttobiciweb.it]

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Old 09-10-10, 23:14
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United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on September 10, announced, that Duane Dickey (41) has accepted a lifetime ban for a second anti-doping rule violation based on his use and possession of synthetic EPO, as well as his refusal to submit to sample collection.
Additionally, Dickey was disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to April 2, 2007, the date he first committed the second anti-doping rule violation.
Dickey was previously suspended for one year in 2002 after testing positive for the prohibited substances phentermine, boldenone and nandrolone during the 2001 Tour of Guatemala. [VNc]
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Old 09-11-10, 11:50
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Lilian Jégou (34) Bretagne-Schuller has been riding for 2002-2004 Crédit Agricole, 2005-2008 La Française des Jeux (+Picture: seventh stage of the Tour de France, July 11, 2008), retires deu to busy family affairs on September 11, [Cymatu]
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Marco Velo (36) Quick Step retires. The two time ITT Champion of Italy (1999,2000) who was without a victory sinds then announced September 3, [wiki].
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Old 09-17-10, 14:08
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Jonathan Chodroff (25) from the USA, team Jelly Belly-Kenda, admits to buying and using PED, retired with the next statement - September 17, 2010: “My team are aware. I stopped cycling two months ago,” he said. “The reasons were separate to this but I was moving on and I knew I wasn’t racing next year for completely other reasons. I was ready to do other things". [CN]
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German cyclist Björn Glasner (37) team Kuota-Indeland for the last 2 years retires. Björn turned pro in 1996, and has also been riding for [Lamonta], Cologne and Gerolsteiner.
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Californian Antonio (Tony) Cruz (39) ex rider from USPS, Discovery and BMC, called it a quits last week, and started his own [Bicycle Company] and so retires officially on Spetember 19, 2010, [presstelegram.com]

Quote from Cruz: "We were trying to weigh all the options," said Cruz, a former criterium (short course) specialist who took the U.S. title in 1999. "I've got my family and I'm trying to figure out, `Do I want to start looking for another team and ride for maybe half the salary I'm used to getting?' And Shane on his end is thinking, `Do I just go back to working for a big company again or do I do what I want to do, which is design bikes the way I want to design them?' We just came together and said, `Let's just do this."'
The result was Cruz's retirement from the sport, a partnership with Fedon and the formation of their company, Cruz Industries.
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Germany's biggest talent Nico Keinath (23) team Netapp and as a youngster riding for Gerolsteiner, winner of the mountain jersey (KOM) in the Tour the l'Avenir just in 2009 has to retire, due to a medical condition concerning his legs, announced on his own website Sunday September 19, 2010 [http://Nico_Keinath.html]
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