Bennati announces his retirement after 18 years in the platoon

The veteran Italian cyclist retires at age 39 after going through teams such as Lampre, Liquigas, Leopard, Tinkoff and Movistar and winning stages in Giro, Tour and Vuelta.


The Italian Daniele Bennati (Arezzo, 39), currently in the ranks of Movistar, has decided to hang the bicycle after 18 years of professional not recovering from a back injury that was aggravated after the dispute of the last Tour of Castilla and Leon.

Bennati retires with 54 victories in his locker after dressing the Movistar jersey for three seasons, where he has been an important piece in the team's strategy in competition.

"He has been a director on the bike and an excellent ally for our leaders. Daniele is an example of elegance, on and off the bike. Above his immeasurable talent has always been his enormous sympathy," reflects the team in your social networks

A back injury, aggravated by the sharp fall suffered in the last Vuelta a Castilla y León, and which had also caused a clavicle fracture, prevents Bennati from continuing to compete.



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