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01 Aug 2017 12:39

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
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.


WGG looking for a mentor/help for martin in the mountains, bet you Hilaire would be interested


His english is still very bad as it is (you only need to see his twitter), I'm not sure his french would be good enough to be the mentor/role model of Martin. :D
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01 Aug 2017 17:44

Probably not an end of an era - Landa and the Izagirres once rode with them, but an end of a memory chapter, I practically spent my early years watching cycling only to cheer for these guys, Haimar then Samu, Igor, Amets. Good old orange days, haven't missed it for quite awhile, but now I suddenly do...,
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07 Aug 2017 11:56

Fabrice Jeandesboz calls it a day after this season. Sad to see such a fantastic rider stopping. What a way to start a week... :(
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08 Aug 2017 11:03

Arnold Jeannesson (31yo) will end his professional career at the end of the season.

He wore the white jersey in Le Tour for a couple of days in 2011.
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09 Aug 2017 08:34

Alexandre B. wrote:Arnold Jeannesson (31yo) will end his professional career at the end of the season.

He wore the white jersey in Le Tour for a couple of days in 2011.



sad, very good rider.
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10 Aug 2017 04:51

Frankschleck wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:Arnold Jeannesson (31yo) will end his professional career at the end of the season.

He wore the white jersey in Le Tour for a couple of days in 2011.



sad, very good rider.


Always thought the last two years have been a bonus considering how once it looked like. Wish him all the best for the next stage of life.
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15 Aug 2017 15:50

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25 Aug 2017 09:43

Vegard Breen to quit cycling at 27 years, will pick up his studies again, quotes a lack of motivation for ending his career

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20170825_03034620
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25 Aug 2017 21:03

Lexman wrote:Vegard Breen to quit cycling at 27 years, will pick up his studies again, quotes a lack of motivation for ending his career

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20170825_03034620


Sad!
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26 Aug 2017 11:18

TMP402 wrote:
Lexman wrote:Vegard Breen to quit cycling at 27 years, will pick up his studies again, quotes a lack of motivation for ending his career

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20170825_03034620


Sad!

Dunno. Whenever I see those guys making the decision to stop their pro cycling career at this age and concentrate on different things it makes me happy actually. It doesn't mean that their passion for cycling is dead as suggested often. It means that there is a pretty considerate young adult who decides to get a good job, to fulfill a good lifestyle in normal life before he chases a dream for another ~5 years and eventually ends up with missed opportunities in the land of nowhere. That's very good actually!
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26 Aug 2017 12:29

Even if a rider has lost the passion for cycling, would that be so terrible? To me, what would be terrible would be if that rider just continued doing it, despite not really wanting to anymore.
Sometimes it's better to just walk away.
Aka The Ginger One.
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26 Aug 2017 12:57

Oh, I'm glad for the riders who can make the decision to do something else, I'm sad for them that cycling wasn't able to be what they wanted it to be when they were kids.
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Re: ¡Adiós!

05 Sep 2017 17:29

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06 Sep 2017 08:45

well i think that talanksy will be remember for winning dauphine ahead of peak contador in 2014
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Re: ¡Adiós!

06 Sep 2017 08:54

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06 Sep 2017 09:02

i see that talansky has a very nice wife and a baby born by few months , he knows that there are way more important things than cycling
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06 Sep 2017 12:03

telencefalus wrote:i see that talansky has a very nice wife and a baby born by few months , he knows that there are way more important things than cycling

Do you think he earned enough to retire on?
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09 Sep 2017 21:43

Nick C. wrote:
telencefalus wrote:i see that talansky has a very nice wife and a baby born by few months , he knows that there are way more important things than cycling

Do you think he earned enough to retire on?


He might have, he is an american, they usaully get higher wages because of marketing purposes, and he won some important races and top 10 in grand tours, maybe not enough to retire on, but i think he has the next 10 or so years sorted out.
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09 Sep 2017 21:45

Maybe he's going to work with something else...
Aka The Ginger One.
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10 Sep 2017 10:59

Tyler Farrar retires.
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