Can't remember anything about clinic issues. However, he was assaulted by a driver a few years back.It's a shame he did not live up to the expectations after the promising early years of his career.
Wasn't he involved in some kind of clinic issues?
I really enjoyed watching him at the front of the race. I've always loved those riders that just tortured themselves in doomed breakaways day after day.Yoann Offredo has to quit cycling due to the lingering consequences of a crash in 2019.
Stannard vs Quickstep will always be a highlight!Ian Stannard retires due to Rheumatiod Arthritis.
Stannard did eventually congratulate Hayman later, I remember watching him come across during one of the press conferences.I didn't like him and how he couldn't bring himself to congratulate Hayman in Roubaix after having given him the broadside on the Carrefour de l'Arbre which almost cost Hayman his presence in the front group. I'm very glad he never went better in a monument than that time.
You would almost forget that he got bronze on the WC once.Not mentioned in this thread yet but Ramunas Navadauskas is retiring. Sited a difficult last few years due to a couple of reasons including payment issues from Nippo Delko and also his cardiac issues in 2017. Main thing I remember about him is the Lithuanian jersey in Garmin and his Tour stage win after attacking on the wet descent that woule otherwise have been a sprinters day.