no retirement in the end. Wippert stays with Evo ProWouter Wippert retires at 29. Would be surprised if he was unable to find a contract somewhere, so maybe his decision?
Thanks for that write-up.Serge Pauwels ends his carreer at almost 37. His best results are:
He was GVA's roommate and a strong domestique during the Olympic race in 2016, and he ends now as his teammate at CCC's. The team disbanding, him having had recent health issues + a lack of results and of course his age are the reasons for his retirement from active pro sports.
- a Giro stage win (a kind of dramatic one, because he got crossed by his own team's weird tactical decisions, but got the win later on because Bertagnolli was suspended)
- a 13th place in the Tour de France GC
- a stage + overall victory in Yorkshire.
Very likeable and intelligent guy, who will have no trouble finding new opportunities and challenges. If he can choose it, he stays close to cycling. His wife (who is very pretty, lucky Serge) is also an ex-rider and does some media stuff in cycling these days.
That was just so terrible. His immobile figure on the ground, the desperate cries for "medical!", and De Gendt who did not want to continue with the stage.Once one of Belgium's fastest sprinters, the now 33 years old rider unfortunately never reached his previous level again after his horrifying crash in the Vuelta of 2015 (injurywise comparable to Jakobsen, with multiple days in a coma).
That he never got to taste the fruit of victory for that ride is one of the worst miscarriages of justice in modern cycling. If he had to lose, it had to be in an epic La Course 2018 chasedown on the line that could go down as an all-timer. A 7th-place finish in many editions of Gent-Wevelgem is a nondescript sprint placement behind the winning group, looking at the results sheet you might just think it was a group of 8 that got away and he dropped off after working for Debusschere and not realise that he was a king amongst men.True. And his solo in the legendary wind edition of Gent-Wevelgem anno 2015.
Ending his career in the race where he almost but not quite was gifted a stage win by Sagan.Ciao Oscar Gatto - as reported here
Wednesday's race in De Panne, Belgium, will be the last of Oscar Gatto's career.“Non ho più stimoli, è il momento giusto”, dice il 35enne veneto della Bora-Hansgrohe che ha vinto 15 gare in carriera. Anche mettendosi alle spalle i bigwww.gazzetta.it
“I have no more stimuli, the time is right. I'm happy like this ”, says the 35-year-old from Bora-Hansgrohe from Veneto.