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16 Oct 2010 13:03

Christophe Brandt (33) will retire after the Giro de Lombardía, for 10 years the Belgium has been in the peloton, riding for teams like:

2000 Saeco
2001-2002 Lotto
2003-2004 Lotto-Domo
2005-2006 Davitamon-Lotto
2007 Predictor-Lotto
2008-2009 Silence-Lotto
2010- Omega Pharma-Lotto

We write Saturday October 16, 2010 [http://velowallon.be]
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16 Oct 2010 14:42

[Landbouwkrediet-Colnago] Sports director Claude Vancoillie died Friday evening at a hospital in Mouscron. The 55 year old who had one leg amputated already, was been battling a serious illness since May of this year. "We will always remember Claude as an optimistic person, who has always been committing body and soul for its riders," the team said in a statement. "Claude will always remain one of ours! May he rest in peace." October 15, 2010 [lkct.be]
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18 Oct 2010 17:52

Dominik Roels (23) another German seen as a great talent riding for Milram the last 3 years has to ends his cycling career, left without a new contract for the coming year today October 18, 2010.[RSN]

Pierre Bordry (70) the controversial head of the French anti-doping agency AFLD announced his resignation on Friday September 24, with cycling legend Lance Armstrong, with whom he regularly clashed, greeting the news with a brief “Au revoir Pierre”. “Normally my term finishes in July but I will quit the agency as soon as my successor is named,” said the 70-year-old.
Bruno Genevois will take over Bordry's position as head of France's anti-doping agency and will look to pick up the thankless banner where a frustrated Bordry left it following a five year tenure with the AFLD and took office on October 18, 2010. [VN]

Prof. Dr. Frans Delbeke (65) the controversial head of the Belgium anti-doping agency and WADA accredited. Lab in Ghent/Zwijnaarde announced his retirement due to the respected age by law on October 18, 2010.[oudenaarde.be
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18 Oct 2010 19:26

PINHEIRO Luis POR MADEINOX - BOAVISTA
ARRIETA LUJAMBIO José Luis ESP AG2R LA MONDIALE
AUGE Stéphane FRA COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE
BLOKS Hans NED CYCLINGTEAM JO PIELS
BRANDT Christophe BEL OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO
BRODTKA-HENNIG Angela GER NORIS CYCLING
CAMPOS SAMPAIO Joaquim Alberto POR MADEINOX - BOAVISTA
CASTANO PANADERO Carlos ESP XACOBEO GALICIA
CORNEO Sigrid SLO TOP GIRLS FASSA BORTOLO
CURI MATTIS Kathryn USA Webcor
D'HOLLANDER Glenn BEL OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO
DE LIS Andres Sergio ESP EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI
DOMINGUEZ MUNOZ Sergio ESP
DONADONI Alice ITA GAUSS RDZ ORMU
EECKHOUT Nico BEL AN POST - SEAN KELLY
EFIMKIN Vladimir RUS AG2R LA MONDIALE
HOJ Frank DEN TEAM SAXO BANK
JEGOU Lilian FRA BRETAGNE - SCHULLER
JOHNSON Tim USA UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRESENTED BY MAXXIS
KNAVEN Servais NED TEAM MILRAM
MARKERINK Loes NED NEDERLAND BLOEIT
MASSACCESI Alessia ITA VALDARNO
MILLER Brooke USA TIBCO - TO THE TOP
MOERENHOUT Koos NED RABOBANK
MOOS Alexandre SUI BMC RACING TEAM
MOREAU Christophe FRA CAISSE D'EPARGNE
NERI Alessandra ITA VAIANO SOLARISTECH
PEREIRO SIO Oscar ESP ASTANA
PRONK Matthé NED VACANSOLEIL PRO CYCLING TEAM
PUCINSKAITE Edita LTU GAUSS RDZ ORMU
REUS Kai NED RABOBANK
RUBIERA VIGIL José Luis ESP TEAM RADIOSHACK
RUSS Matthias GER TEAM MILRAM
SCHWAB Hubert SUI VORARLBERG - CORRATEC
SENTJENS Roy BEL TEAM MILRAM
SIMONI Gilberto ITA LAMPRE - FARNESE VINI
SUELOTTO Eleonora ITA GAUSS RDZ ORMU
VELO Marco ITA QUICKSTEP
VILAJOSANA ANDREU Marta ESP VALDARNO
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20 Oct 2010 15:14

Herman Krott (79) has died October 19, 2010 - "Herman Krott was the founder of the first Amstel Gold Race. Although the founder of the only procycling classic in the Netherlands said farewell as organizer and handed the sceptre to his former pupil Leo van Vliet, the Amstel Gold Race was still a central part of his life. A life in which cycling played an very important role.

His amateur cycling team Amstel Bier was one of the best cycling teams of the world at that time. Herman Krott delivered exactly 60 amateurs to the professional cycling pack in 24 years and they weren’t the least. Fedor den Hartog, Gerrie Knetemann, Gert-Jan Theunisse, Ad Wijnands, Leo van Vliet (the current course director), Harrie Steevens and Joop Zoetemelk are the most famous names. “We had a lot of success with the Amstel-team”, the godfather of the Amstel Gold Race looks back with proper pride.

But Herman Krott also had an other dream: organising a classic. The 79 year old from Amsterdam knew exactly how it all began. He organised, with among other Charles Ruys en Ton Vissers, a few races in the Netherlands. Mainly criteria, but his dream was a Dutch Classic that could compete with the Tour of Flanders and Milan-San Remo. He had already figured it out, Amsterdam – Maastricht would it be. Two city’s with a famous name. Secretly he already had cycled the race several times, nobody knew this at the time. However, it was not achievable. Because of all the bridges and detours, the course became to long. That is why the start was from Breda the first time in 1966.”



A former champion of Belgium Corine Hierkens (28) semi pro-lady from GKV-Team will quit cycling after 9 years of active duty, will start working full-time at the post office from now on, and start a family, announced October 19, 2010 [VW.be]
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22 Oct 2010 10:04

Profesional Continental team CarmioOro-NGC (3y) last registered as British, but of origine Italian is no more. The Como squad will disappear from the cycling scene due to the econimic down turn. Nine victories [CarmioOro-NGC] brings in this year from the Spaniard Francisco Ventoso who won four times including the classic Paris-Brussels, and others like Sergio Pardilla and rookie Daniel Ratto. We write October 22, 2010 [http://tuttobiciweb.it]
"It 's a shame to drop everything right now. It' s like having sown a field and do not reap the benefits - said the president of the cycling team, Christmas Bellotti .- Sorry to everyone but this is the reality." ." But what has caused this sudden decision? "At a moment when the world is rapidly falling ecomomicaly, also our company NGC has inevitably have to make cuts, and offered the cycling team.


4 lesser known Pro-cycling teams that already have thrown the towel recently, not are registering for a new UCI license of any sort in 2011, and are to the sharks "¿Adiós¡".- [The Bahati Faundation] (1y) - [Adageo Energy] (1y) - [Webcor Builders] (7y) - [Safi-Pasta Zara Manhattan] (14y). We write for them as expiration date October 22, 2010.

Andrés Antuña (23) another very talented Spanish rider that will put an end to his career on October 30 in the Criterium de Oviedo, the young rider will bid farewell to professional cycling. Enrolled for three years in the Burgos 2016 continental team, [Antuña] has achieved his best results this year and only Santi Perez could beat him in the Subida al Naranco.
Announced October 22, 2010 [bici]
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22 Oct 2010 17:24

Safi, as we're bickering over in the other thread, are being incorporated into GEOX women's team, so they're not actually going anywhere, except in the sense that Colnago-CSF and De Rosa-Stac Plastic are officially entirely different entities from CSF-Navigare and LPR Brakes, even though everybody knows they're more or less the same team under a different registration. They aren't going anywhere.

Sad to see Antuña throw in the towel, he's looked pretty good this year. And Vilajosana too - I like her, and think she's a good rider. The lack of money in the women's scene makes it hard though, and the women's game loses top talents regularly because of this.
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22 Oct 2010 18:46

Luise Keller (26) HTC-Columbia a 2-time German road champion in 2007 & 2008 and winner of the Route de France in 2008, will hang up the bicycle and quit cycling. She is grateful for what Cycling has brought and said that it was a hard dicission to make, but wanted to finish her study instead of ending without a proper grade. We wish this very smart woman all the best announced October 22, 2010. [RSN]
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22 Oct 2010 19:33

DAOTEC wrote:Dominik Roels (23) another German seen as a great talent riding for Milram the last 3 years has to ends his cycling career, left without a new contract for the coming year today October 18, 2010.[RSN]


Roels not being able to find a team seems kind of crazy:confused:
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23 Oct 2010 13:47

Manuel Calvente (34) riding for ACA says Bye, Bye to cycling.


Morten Christiansen (31) ridning for Designa Køkken quits cycling together with his team, that went already to the sharks.
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27 Oct 2010 20:05

Ivan Dominguez lost his motivation and retire.

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27 Oct 2010 20:07

Seems Rasmus Guldhammer (HTC) lost motivation as well and couldn't find his place into the pro peloton (corrections from danish friends are welcomed).
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27 Oct 2010 20:33

Well then I have 2 more:

Portugese César Quintério (34) CC Loule announced October 21, 2010.

Solvenian Matej Stare (32) a former Tour of Cuba stage winner in 2008, will become manager of his current team continental Cycling Team SAVA KRANJ announced October 24, 2010.
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28 Oct 2010 21:16

Portugese Nelson Rocha (25) the rider from LA-Paredes Rota dos Móveis has to quit cycling due to chronic health problems he will never overcome.

Italian Dario Andri Otto retires at age (38). The faithful servant ran as a pro from 1995 for Saeco, Vini Caldirola, Liquigas and Acqua & Sapone in recent seasons. He took nine times part in the Giro, one time in the Vuelta and once in the Tour.

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04 Nov 2010 17:10

Portugese João Correia (35) Cervélo retired at the age of 21 for the first time and came back 12 years later with Bissell as a 33 years old retires again for good.


Andreas Henig (22) Team Seven Stones quits cycling without coming out of the U23 devision and was a huge German time trial talent at age 19.


Sebastian Siedler (32) Vorarlberg-Corratec closes up shop and start a business in sports equipement.


American Scott Nydam (33) BMC says bye, bye to cycling due to phisical reasons and was running out of team options having not raced for more then a year and is now engaging in a Rwanda cycling development project to follow here [http://twitter.com/scottnydam].
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04 Nov 2010 18:52

And another young German rider says bye. bye to cycling! Kim Lachmann (23) Nutrixxion has started a study he wants to finish, we write as retire date November 4, 2010 [RSN]
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05 Nov 2010 19:42

Александр Бочаров - Alexander Bocharov (35) the little Russian [SIZE="2"][1.64 m-5ft 4.1⁄2in & 54k][/SIZE] climber from Irkutsk riding this year for Katusha is to retire after 11 pro years, we write today November 5, 2010.
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11 Nov 2010 01:31

Leonardo Scarselli (35) has been riding for Selle-Italia, Quick Step and of late ISD retires. In short, I had a bad season, knowing that it would be my last. I had already decided to quit, although I don't regret. We write November 10, 2010 [cicloweb]
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12 Nov 2010 13:17

Gustavo Celoso of Xacobeo to take a sabbatical year after being unable to find a team for 2011.

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-saison_2011_veloso_vers_une_saison_sabbatique-10437.html
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19 Nov 2010 21:47

Luciano Pagliarini (32) has decided to put an end to his career. Brazil loses one of its best riders of all time and one who did put his country on the Cycling map during the nine years he competed in Europe for Lampre (2000-2004), Liquigas (2005), Saunier Duval (2006-2007) and Scott American Beef (2008). In 2007 he won a stage in the Dutch Eneco Tour and 2008 one in the Tour of California. Luciano will join the technical committee for Track of the Brazilian Cycling Confederation (CBC) in respect to the Olympics to be held in Rio 2016. [bici]


Austrian Peter Wrolich (36) will retire after having raced for Gerolsteiner (1999 to 2008) and Milram till 2010. As a former winner of the Herald Sun Tour in 2001 he is glad to say goodbye at the highest level and will carry on with the family's food & beverage bizz. We write for him also November 19, 2010. [kurier.at]
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