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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.
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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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:( 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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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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The Mallorcan ex-world champion MTB - [Marga Fullana] (38) is very regretful after having failed a doping check, carried out at the last [World Championship MTB in Canada]. The UCI could/will make public the positive in the coming hours Oct 1, something that seems obvious after hearing the official announcement offered by [Marga Fullana].

In all my sporting life I have not resorted to chemicals "illegal." I did not need it, was strong and highly motivated, but this year despite trying and trying, nothing went well and I had the opportunity to get 'Maldita', but an amount so small that I not even noticed anything on performance. bad, very bad. I'm stupid and I have the courage to admit it. I can only say sorry that I have defrauded, I've disappointed myself most. I will take my punishment and move on, I will retire from the sport, and start fighting in another area of my life.

Official Announcement October 1, 2010 in [marca.com]
 

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Matthias Ruß (26) his team Milram shuts down, and the German rider is doing the same. The latest doping revelations in cycling did speed up his dicision to retire. The German had some physical conditions like astma in his career and wanted to do a study in machinery before his 30th. Published October 6 [RSN]
 
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Matthias Ruß (26) his team Milram shuts down, and the German rider is doing the same. The latest doping revelations in cycling did speed up his dicision to retire. The German had some physical conditions like astma in his career and wanted to do a study in machinery before his 30th. Published October 6 [RSN]
this is like reading the obituaries section in the papers. Boy! does it hurt
 

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Former US Postal rider and national pro cycling champion Kirk O'Bee (33) has just received a lifetime suspension for a second doping offense and is forced to retire. His lifetime ban stems from an arbitration decision released Wednesday that upheld a positive EPO test from May 2009. Kirk has also been riding for Mapei-Quick Step and [Bissel], we not as exit date October 6, 2010 [SA.Com]
 

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Colombian cyclist from Boyacá Department Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo (d.o.b. Bogota, 24 november 1972) riding for GW-Shimano retires on a high note, conquering the greatest victory of his career by winning the [50th Clásico RCN on October 10, 2010].
Also called Félix the Cat very emotional at the ceremony "Me puedo retirar tranquilo" amen. El Gato returning home after 10 years of racing in Europe last year, "I got tired of running in Europe", took on the biggest and last challenge of his career, had one dream left to fulfill: "I could not withdraw form cycling without a big win in Colombia" and on Sunday in Envigado, served its purpose.
At almost 38-years old, the 'Cat', has a clear conscience. His resume include stage wins in the [Tour de France, in the Tour of Spain (2003-2004)] and a lot more, but something was missing. Today, standing next to his family and teammates of GW Shimano, with the Clásico RCN crown on his head, it is time to say "¿Adiós¡", and so Gato is retiring after 16 years of peddling around the world. [bici.com]
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Portugese Luís Pinheiro (30) riding the last 3 years for Madeinox-Boavista quits cycling. He will become team manager for the Liberty Seguros junior U21 team. We write October 14, 2010.


From the Zcech republic Martin Mareš (28) PSK-Whirlpool will retire from Pro-cycling. The winner of the 2005 edition of the Tour of Quinhai Lake will remain in the national cyclosportivo-MTB competition, announced October 11, 2010.


Tengel Storvold-Hjembo (35) from Team Plussbank-Cervélo will retire, announced October 6, 2010.


Geert Omloop (36) from Belgium riding for Palmans-Cras crashed hard in his last race this weekend "The Sluitingsprijs Putte Kapellen", so we write for him as retire date Ocober 10, 2010 [VN]


Marta Vilajosana (35) from Spain will retire after 14 years of racing, we write October 6, 2010 [bici]


French Pro Nicolas Portal (31) currently riding for team SKY will retire from Pro-cycling, and is going to except a place in team SKY management. We write for him the date that no 2011 riders contract will be submitted to the UCI October 20, 2010
 

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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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Don't forget Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil called it quits after 15 years.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/10/news/chechu-rubiera-to-retire_146310?news

Ok thank you, I had him already on the exit on page 3 of this thread, cause Chechu had it already announced in the Spanish press long time ago. Same is with Marco Velo already announced back in this thread. But thanks for reminding the readers, always welcome JRTinMA. A lot of names will follow the coming week when we know the riders contracts that are submitted to the UCI.
 
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Ok thank you, I had him already on the exit on page 3 of this thread, cause Chechu had it already announced in the Spanish press long time ago. Same is with Marco Velo already announced back in this thread. But thanks for reminding the readers, always welcome JRTinMA. A lot of names will follow the coming week when we know the riders contracts that are submitted to the UCI.

Sorry about that, I should have known you had Chechu! I didn't look back far enough. :eek:
 

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Sorry about that, I should have known you had Chechu! I didn't look back far enough. :eek:

No, No sorry is always Ok to refresh the memory, thanks for your contribution all pleasure is mine, at least now we have a story in English for Chechu 's retirement with it.
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So bring them on if you know any, I can't catch them all, but I do want to know.
 

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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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[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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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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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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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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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]
 
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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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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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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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.