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10 Jul 2017 11:32

It's official. Malori retires from competitive bike riding.
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10 Jul 2017 11:33

:(
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10 Jul 2017 12:30

That's a tough one. Retiring at 29. But at least he appears to have his health.
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10 Jul 2017 12:44

What a shame for Malori , for Movistar and for cycling . He was always a good rider and had so much more to give.

Saw his tweet yesterday and thought that the announcement was likely. He tried so hard but it was just not to be. All my very best wishes to him for a happy and healthy future.
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10 Jul 2017 12:51

mariposa wrote:What a shame for Malori , for Movistar and for cycling . He was always a good rider and had so much more to give.

Saw his tweet yesterday and thought that the announcement was likely. He tried so hard but it was just not to be. All my very best wishes to him for a happy and healthy future.

I know that mallori had a very nasty crash but what were his injuries?
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10 Jul 2017 13:11

portugal11 wrote:
mariposa wrote:What a shame for Malori , for Movistar and for cycling . He was always a good rider and had so much more to give.

Saw his tweet yesterday and thought that the announcement was likely. He tried so hard but it was just not to be. All my very best wishes to him for a happy and healthy future.

I know that mallori had a very nasty crash but what were his injuries?


Traumatic brain injury. He is lucky he is still alive.
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10 Jul 2017 15:33

Malori Announcement at the Tour (YouTube) [freely translated]:

"You wont be surprised at what I'm saying, but we all know what happened at San Luis in 2016, and I've spent the last two years fighting a battle against that day. At the end I've won that battle but not completely, and today my life as a professional cyclist ends. The goal I've had in my life is to do something special in the cycling world. If I can't do that as a cycling I'll do that another way."

"Today starts Adriano Malori 2.0. The last month I've been studying to be a DS, the Italian Federation and a couple of friends have been helping me a lot. And now we'll see how it goes."
"Christmas is tomorrow... Let's get in the break." - Matt Hayman, 4/9/16
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10 Jul 2017 16:13

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10 Jul 2017 19:13

From what I've heard he'll work with the Italian federation.
He was one of Nairo's trusted domestiques and a good guy, a bit limited, but world class in a flat ITT.
I still remember when I argued with Dekker_Tifosi about him and Dumoulin in 2015, I claimed that he was better that Dumoulin in a long, flat ITT.
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10 Jul 2017 23:32

Great to read that he has a gig lined-up.
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11 Jul 2017 16:03

Very sad on the one hand, I had always hoped he would become World-TT champion one day, but that fall could of course have ended much worse. Wish him all the best for the future!
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17 Jul 2017 15:13

Zubeldia to retire after San Sebastian.

From Trek's homepage
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17 Jul 2017 15:21

RedheadDane wrote:Zubeldia to retire after San Sebastian.

From Trek's homepage
Noooooooooooo. I will never not see him on TV again. He will be missed.
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17 Jul 2017 16:18

Perfect time for it, in front of his home fans, in the one race where the cameras actively seek him out.
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18 Jul 2017 08:40

Not a very ninja way to announce his retirement.

I appreciate that he dressed a black shirt to appear in front of a black background, but it could have been better if he only released a statement on the dark web.


Zubeldia will be missed (for those who will remember that he retired), but we have another legend in the making with Louis Meintjes, who is going for the third GT top-10 without anyone noticing him.

Btw, another Euskaltel legend who is going away. With Samu retiring at the end of the year, the only ones left are Anton (who is not certain to continue also) and Nieve. Sadly, Landani came to proeminence only after leaving the carrots.
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18 Jul 2017 11:03

Ricco' wrote:Not a very ninja way to announce his retirement.

I appreciate that he dressed a black shirt to appear in front of a black background, but it could have been better if he only released a statement on the dark web.


Zubeldia will be missed (for those who will remember that he retired), but we have another legend in the making with Louis Meintjes, who is going for the third GT top-10 without anyone noticing him.

Btw, another Euskaltel legend who is going away. With Samu retiring at the end of the year, the only ones left are Anton (who is not certain to continue also) and Nieve. Sadly, Landani came to proeminence only after leaving the carrots.



why will anton not continue?
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18 Jul 2017 12:17

Frankschleck wrote:
Ricco' wrote:Not a very ninja way to announce his retirement.

I appreciate that he dressed a black shirt to appear in front of a black background, but it could have been better if he only released a statement on the dark web.


Zubeldia will be missed (for those who will remember that he retired), but we have another legend in the making with Louis Meintjes, who is going for the third GT top-10 without anyone noticing him.

Btw, another Euskaltel legend who is going away. With Samu retiring at the end of the year, the only ones left are Anton (who is not certain to continue also) and Nieve. Sadly, Landani came to proeminence only after leaving the carrots.



why will anton not continue?


Another carrot that retired this year ...Amets Txurruka
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18 Jul 2017 12:49

Frankschleck wrote:
Ricco' wrote:Not a very ninja way to announce his retirement.

I appreciate that he dressed a black shirt to appear in front of a black background, but it could have been better if he only released a statement on the dark web.


Zubeldia will be missed (for those who will remember that he retired), but we have another legend in the making with Louis Meintjes, who is going for the third GT top-10 without anyone noticing him.

Btw, another Euskaltel legend who is going away. With Samu retiring at the end of the year, the only ones left are Anton (who is not certain to continue also) and Nieve. Sadly, Landani came to proeminence only after leaving the carrots.



why will anton not continue?


Well, if he doesn't stay with Dimension Data I don't see many doors on the WT opening up for him and he said multiple times that in the absence of a WT ride, the retirement is a possibility. In the end of 2015 he considered that, before signing with DD.
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18 Jul 2017 12:55

Ricco' wrote:
Frankschleck wrote:
Ricco' wrote:Not a very ninja way to announce his retirement.

I appreciate that he dressed a black shirt to appear in front of a black background, but it could have been better if he only released a statement on the dark web.


Zubeldia will be missed (for those who will remember that he retired), but we have another legend in the making with Louis Meintjes, who is going for the third GT top-10 without anyone noticing him.

Btw, another Euskaltel legend who is going away. With Samu retiring at the end of the year, the only ones left are Anton (who is not certain to continue also) and Nieve. Sadly, Landani came to proeminence only after leaving the carrots.



why will anton not continue?


Well, if he doesn't stay with Dimension Data I don't see many doors on the WT opening up for him and he said multiple times that in the absence of a WT ride, the retirement is a possibility. In the end of 2015 he considered that, before signing with DD.


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01 Aug 2017 11:05

Vicioso announces his retirement.

A crash with a car during a training ride 2 weeks ago cleared his mind. He will be at BickBanck next week, but he's not sure he will ride the Vuelta. His last race might be Lombardia.
https://as.com/ciclismo/2017/08/01/mas_ciclismo/1501578583_597620.html?omnil=resrelrecom
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