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Old 09-21-10, 17:19
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Álvaro Pino Couñago (54) retires, following an [11-year] racing career in which the highlight was victory in the 1986 Vuelta a España, and succeses there after as team director, of late from [Xacobeo-Galicia] with [Ezequiel Mosquera's] Vuelta podium as his final act. Pino has confirmed that he is retiring from cycling in order to spend more time with his family, today September 21, [CN]
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Old 09-24-10, 22:05
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The Xacobeo Galicia squad, will not continue next season and the Galician team will disappear, despite the brilliant Tour of Spain of the team and second place of Ezequiel Mosquera overall.

According to newspaper La Voz de Galicia the negotiations with Aluminios Cortizo the only candidate to continue the team are broken down and beyond repair as been told by Jose Ramon Lete, secretary of sports Xeral to Galicia.

Pedro Alfaro, manager of the [Galego Cycling Foundation] since it's foundation in 2006, and Alvaro Pino, manager of the cycling team have received the news to be communicated to the riders and assistants.

The deadline for submitting all required documentation to the ICU is the 1st of October and the Galician team will stop training after that.
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Old 09-26-10, 13:37
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One of Danish biggest talents Daniel Kreutzfeldt (22), [Silver medalist] in the points race at the World Track Pruszkow of last year, will quit cycling.
Daniel told TV2 he has "lost the excitement and adrenaline," and is preferring to live a normal life as an electrician. His roadrace team [Designa Køkken - Blue Water til Norge] was already stopping due to lack of sponsorship for 2011.
Sven Meyer, the Danish team's track coach regrets this decision with London 2012 so close: "It's always sad when a rider stops his career so young, especially when a rider is as strong as Daniel, on September 25, 2010 [Velochr.fr]
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Old 09-27-10, 10:05
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Another [Danish] talent Michael Færk Christensen (24) quits cycling just like his buddy Kreutzfeldt announced on Saturday, also for Michael due to lack of excitement, preferring a normal life on September 27, [feltet.dk]
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Old 09-28-10, 13:00
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José Luis Chechu Rubiera (37) RadioShack is hanging up the bike after a 16 year career with Kelme, USPS, Discovery, Astana. He will start in the tour of Lombardy Oct 16, and at the end of the month Criterium Ciudad de Oviedo will be his last race.
On the brink of retiring already in 2008, Chechu changed his mind asked by Lance Armstrong to support his comeback, now the goodbye will be definitive. The Radioshack cyclist confessed to this newspaper before riding the last weekends Tour de Vendee in France, that "I'm almost for 99% sure of quitting, registered today on September 28, 2010. [http://elcomercio.ciclis/chechu-rubiera-adios.html]
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Old 09-28-10, 14:23
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Frank Høj (37) SaxoBank retires because of his own feelings, he was in any case not offered a new agreement with his current team.
"I reached a certain point. My legs have experienced enough pain, so in the future I will now make a nice bike ride without necessarily getting hurt," said the Dane, who has had no fewer than 10 teams in his career, with names like USPS, Coast, Française des Jeux, CSC, Gerlosteiner, Cofidis.
Despite good skills on pavement, his best results in this field will remain an 8th place in the Tour of Flanders 2004, and a 10th in the same year at Paris-Roubaix. His greatest success is probably his championship of Denmark Road acquired in 1998, already 12 years ago ...
He will leave cycling at the end of the season but does not wish to detail what he will do then, even though he had an idea in mind: "I'll start from scratch with a new career, but that has nothing to do with cycling. So it's a big change, because I was professional cyclist my whole life", he concludes.
Aired on Denish TV on September 28 [http://sp2.dk]
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Old 09-29-10, 15:05
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Switzerland's Hubert Schwab (28) ex- Quick Step, has ended his professional career a 'chique'. The 28-year-old, was in a local trainings area race, Gäu Rundfahrt the strongest.

"I wanted to finish my career with a good result and so I was very motivated at the start in Egerkingen," Schwab wrote on his website. "Even on the flat laps around Egerkingen were my girlfriend, family and many friends were standing on the roadside, I was cheered in my last race to the final bell", that I will always remember, registered September 29, 2010. [RSN]
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Old 09-29-10, 22:32
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Jempy Drucker (24) will retire after the Luxembourg championship cyclo-cross in January 2011.
Jempy expresses disappointment in the management of the Luxembourg team being formed around the brothers Andy and Frank Schleck. The 24-year-old Luxemburger of [Team Differdange] had his mind put on a Pro Tour debut next season in the service of his countrymen, but got zero on his petition of the Luxembourg team.
Drucker is angry about the fact that there is no place for him, as Luxembourg's most talented rider. "You'd think a Luxembourg team wants to give a young promising rider a chance, but there was zero interest. This is a huge disappointment for me". Now I'll stay in Luxembourg to do my last race, the championship ...
"That is frightening, but it is the reality of today, I have sacrificed everything to cycling, have no choice: "I need to live, he insists. If I do not go pro, I stop, i've decided ... ". September 28, [www.lequotidien.lu]
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Old 10-01-10, 13:29
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Milram will completely disappear as ProTour team, what means that the last German team in the highest devision of cycling shuts down. Writing October 5, 2010 [VN.comp]

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Old 10-01-10, 13:51
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It's a damn shame.
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