Not With a Bang

According to Cyclingnews, Jan’s now officially retired:

At a press conference this morning in Hamburg, Germany, he said, “I could ride again immediately, I could get a license, I am fit, as fit as last year and could immediately have a team. I have seven offers, including ProTour teams.”

But, as he noted, he decided against it. “It has taken months until I was sure what I wanted, what would make me happy. Today, I want to officially announce that I will stay involved in cycling, but not as an active rider.”

Evidently, he’ll be working with Volksbank, an Austrian professional cycling team that I have heard of for both the first and last time as part of this announcement.

Bummed? Damn straight I’m bummed. He says he has seven offers to ride on the table. Shoulda taken one of them. This is no way to end a career.

Today’s Weight: 164.8

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