Ride a bike. Road – Pinot, Bouhanni, Gallopin… the new retirees of the peloton

Every year many say goodbye to professional cycling! Time passes very quickly and unfortunately for around fifty runners from the 1st and 2nd leagues it is already time to turn their backs on the road and start a new chapter in their lives. After Vincenzo Nibali, Alejandro Valverde Or Philippe Gilbert In 2022, other very big names of the 21st century have decided to move on at the end of the 2023 financial year, and that is something we are particularly thinking about Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies) – who, however, will go mountain biking next year and is aiming to take part Olympic Games in Paris – And Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team), three-time world champion between 2015 and 2017 and 2016 Olympic champion.

Video – Daniel Mangeas… his column for new retirees

Pinot, Gallopin, Bouhanni, Cherel… French cycling is losing great numbers

In French cycling, a large number of riders are retiring, and not least! Winner of 14 stages of the Grand Tours, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Tony Gallopin (Lidl Trek) and Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic) played its last season in 2024. The Franc-Comtois, the Francilien and the Vosges, indispensable for a dozen years, will undoubtedly leave a big void. Less known to the general public, but highly valued by observers and like-minded people, such as runners Mikaël Cherel (AG2R Citroën Team), Matthew Ladagnous (Groupama-FDJ), Maxime Bouet, Laurent Pichon (Team Arkéa-Samsic), François Bidard And Pierre-Luc Perichon (Cofidis) also retired a few weeks ago, as did he Flavien Maurelet And Anthony Maldonadotwo training managers St. Michel-Mavic-Auber93.

Queen Annemiek van Vleuten leaves

In the women’s race, two very big champions have hung up their bikes, the most symbolic of course Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team), which has dominated women’s cycling in recent years, especially with this impressive hat-trick of Grand Tours in 2022. World champion and winner of the Tour of Flanders, Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ) is the other big name that has quit. As for the French runners, let us quote Sandrine Bideau (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93) and Typhaine Laurance (Lifeplus Wahoo), whose sporting retirement occurred at the age of 34 and 25 respectively. Below is the list of runners retiring from the sport during or at the end of the 2023 season.

New retirees

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ARCHBOLD Shane (New Zealand, BORA-hansgrohe / 34 years old)

BIDARD François (France, Cofidis / 31 years old)

BOARO Manuele (Italy, Astana Qazaqstan Team / 36 years old)

BOUET Maxime (France, Team Arkéa-Samsic / 37 years old)

BOUHANNI Nacer (France, Team Arkéa-Samsic / 33 years old)

CHEREL Mikaël (France, AG2R Citroën Team / 37 years old)

DENNIS Rohan (Australia, Jumbo-Visma / 33 years old)

DEVENYNS Dries (Belgium, Soudal Quick-Step / 40 years old)

ERVITI Imanol (Spain, Movistar team / 40 years old)

GALLOPIN Tony (France, Lidl-Trek / 35 years old)

HAUSSLER Heinrich (Australia, Bahrain victorious / 39 years old)

HERRADA José (Spain, Cofidis / 38 years old)

KEUKELEIRE Jens (Belgium, EF Education-EasyPost / 35 years old)

KREDER Wesley (Netherlands, Cofidis / 33 years old)

LADAGNOUS Matthieu (France, Groupama-FDJ / 39 years old)

MARTINELLI Davide (Italy, Astana Qazaqstan Team / 30 years old)

PERICHON Pierre Luc (France, Cofidis / 36 years old)

PICHON Laurent (France, Team Arkéa-Samsic / 37 years old)

PINOT Thibaut (France, Groupama-FDJ / 33 years old)

POLANC Jan (Slovenia, UAE Team Emirates / 31 years old)

ROJAS José Joaquín (Spain, Movistar Team / 38 years old)

SANCHEZ Luis Leon (Spain, Astana Qazaqstan Team / 40 years old)

SCHÄR Michael (Switzerland, AG2R Citroën Team / 37 years old)

STYBAR Zdenek (Czech Republic, Team Jayco AlUla / 38 years old)

VAN AVERMAET Greg (Belgium, AG2R Citroën Team / 38 years old)

VAN EMDEN Jos (Netherlands, Jumbo-Visma / 38 years old)

VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan (Belgium, Jumbo-Visma / 27 years old)

WALLAYS Jelle (Belgium, Cofidis / 34 years old)

Professional team

AASVOLD Kristian (Norway, Human Powered Health / 28 years old)

BALLARIN Iker (Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi / 26 years old)

BAUER Jack (New Zealand, Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team / 38 years old)

CARRETERO Héctor (Spain, Equipo Kern Pharma / 28 years old)

CEURENS Robbe (Belgium, Team Novo Nordisk / 21 years)

EG Niklas (Denmark, Uno-X Pro Cycling Team / 28 years old)

GAVAZZI Francesco (Italy, EOLO-Kometa / 39 years old)

DE VOS Adam (Canada, Human Powered Health / 30 years)

GOIKOETXEA Peio (Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi / 31 years old)

HAGA Chad (USA, Human Powered Health / 35 years old)

HALVORSEN Kristoffer (Norway, Uno-X Pro Cycling Team / 27 years old)

HENTTALA Joonas (Finland, Team Novo Nordisk / 32 years old)

HINDSGAUL MADSEN Jacob (Denmark, Uno-X Pro Cycling Team / 23 years old)

IMPEY Daryl (South Africa, Israel-Premier Tech / 39 years old)

JENSEN August (Norway, Human Powered Health / 32 years old)

LOBATO Juan Jose (Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi / 35 years)

MARTÍN Sergio Roman (Spain, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA / 26 years old)

NAVARRO Daniel (Spain, Burgos-BH / 40 years)

PETRUCCI Mattia (Italy, Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè / 22 years old)

QUARTERMAN Charlie (Great Britain, Team Corratec-Selle Italia / 25 years old)

RACCANI Simone (Italy, EOLO-Kometa / 22 years old)

REPA Vojtech (Czech Republic, Equipo Kern Pharma / 22 years)

SAGAN Peter (Slovakia, TotalEnergies / 33 years)

VANMARCKE Sep (Belgium, Israel-Premier Tech / 34 years old)

Continental (the main ones)

KOREN Kristijan (Slovenia, Adria Mobile / 37 years old)

MALDONADO Anthony (France, St. Michel-Mavic-Auber93 / 32 years old)

MAURELET Flavien (France, St. Michel-Mavic-Auber93 / 32 years old)

PATERSKI Maciej (Poland, Voster ATS Team / 37 years old)

TIETEMA bottom (Netherlands, TDT-Unibet Cycling Team / 28 years old)

VAN DER POEL David (Netherlands, Alpecin-Deceuninck development team / 31 years old)

Women’s WorldTour

ALLEN Jessica (Australia, Team Jayco AlUla / 30 years old)

BARNES Hannah (Great Britain, Uno-X Pro Cycling Team / 30 years old)

BASTIANELLI Marta (Italy, UAE Team ADQ / 36 years old)

DE BAAT Kim (Belgium, Fenix-Deceuninck / 32 years old)

TAN Chelsie Wei Shi (Taiwan, Team Jayco AlUla / 33 years old)

VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek (Netherlands, Movistar team / 41 years old)

WILES Tayler (USA, Lidl – Trek / 33 years old)

WILLIAMSGeorgia (New Zealand, EF Education-TIBCO-SVB / 30 years)

Continental (main runner)

Sandrine Bideau (France, St. Michel-Mavic-Auber93 / 34 years old)

Typhaine Laurance (France, Lifeplus Wahoo / 25 years old)

Rachel Neylan (Australia, Cofidis Women Team / 41 years old)

Sara Van de Vel (Belgium, Fenix-Deceuninck Continental / 29 years old)

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