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Anybody seen John Devine?

Mar 18, 2009
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Does anybody know what happened to John Devine, the young American who rode for Columbia-High Road in 2008. He was on the USA U-23 team and Discovery Channel in 2007.

I didn't find anything on Highroadsports.com or the teams database on CN and a Google search didn't turn up anything recent.
 
Mar 29, 2009
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I am also interested in finding out where John Devine is racing. For someone to be riding for a Protour team and then to stop just doesn't make since. If he would have been released from Columbia I am sure he could have found another team. I also remember that Columbia but out a preliminary roster for 2009 and he was on it.
 
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loads of people have raised this same question on various forums. Seems a little strange that a Pro rider could just vanish like that.
 
Mar 18, 2009
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It gets stranger: Brian Holm praised him highly at the tail end of last season and he was on the preliminary 2009 roster press-released to the public by the team itself.
 
Mar 29, 2009
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Spoke with Team Columbia today. They said that he wasn't signed on this year and took a year off due to family issues. They wouldn't explain what those issues were. Still doesn't explain why he couldn't get a ride with a smaller team. I do think he was good enough for that. It would have to be a serious family issue for someone just to stop riding after he raced at the highest level.
 
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I'll just keep my eyes open for him to pop up somewhere in 2010! I'd hate it if a young American with his talent just disappears!

I hope he somehow comes by this thread and realizes how much interest there is in him.
 
Mar 29, 2009
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I wish John Devine would read this forum and post a reply to our questions. Has anyone heard any more. Is he possibly going to get back into racing next year?
 

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