Greipel announces that he retires from cycling at the end of the season

André Greipel, 39, announced this Saturday that he will end his career at the end of this season. He does so after 158 stage wins.

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German sprinter André Greipel, 39, announced this Saturday that he will end his career at the end of this season, having achieved a record 158 stage victories. In a message broadcast by his team through social networks before the start of the twentieth stage of the Tour de France, a time trial between Libourne and Saint-Émilion, the cyclist assured that he will not be active when this season ends. "Sunday's stage will be the last in a Tour de France," said the "Gorilla de Rostock", who has won eleven stages in the French round between 2011 and 2016.

"I am happy with what I have achieved with my teammates, I look to the future with great optimism, because I will be able to do whatever I want and spend more time with my family from now on," added the German, who has also won seven stages in the Giro d'Italia and four in the Tour of Spain. Greipel, who is currently in the Israel team, assured that he plans to remain linked to the world of cycling.

Great rival of the British Mark Cavendish for many years, the German has passed, among other teams, for T-Mobile, Omega, Lotto, Omega and Arkea, from which he signed for Israel. In recent years, the veteran sprinter has shown his limitations in the most prestigious races. This season he won the Alcudia Trophy and won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Andalucía.



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