MEDIA RELEASE: CHENG JI RETIRES FROM PROFESSIONAL CYCLING
Cheng Ji (CHN) has taken the decision to retire from professional cycling, with the Tour of Hainan as the last race of his career, taking place on October 22nd-30th. After 10 years of service in the pro peloton – of which the last eight years with the team – the 29-years-old Chinese decided to focus on a different career path and starting a family-life in China. Ji is recognized as a valuable member of the team, as he made history in 2015 when he became the first Chinese rider to complete all three Grand Tours. This achievement has been considered a huge milestone for the development of cycling in his home country China.
„First of all thanks to the team, staff and sponsors for their support during all those years and the great time together. Being a Chinese professional rider competing in the biggest races on the calendar has had a big impact with far-reaching consequences in China, and I am glad to have played my part in that. Physically I can continue my career for a few years still at a high European level, but as I become older I have other goals in my life – concentrating on my family. I have recently become a father, therefore I have decided to retire after this season to focus on a different life in China and take my responsibility for my family.“
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Es war ein faszinierendes Radsportfest am vergangenen Wochenende bei den 61. Querfeldein-Weltmeisterschaften im tscheschichen Tabor. Aus österreichischer Sicht sorgte die erst 19-jährige Nadja Heigl im Frauen-Rennen mit ihrem 19. Platz für die große Überraschung.
Am Samstag wurde die Quer-WM in Tschechien vor einer begeisterten Zuschauerkulisse mit den Rennen der Junioren gestartet. Hier überraschte der Däne Simon Andreassen seine Mitkonkurrenten und siegte überlegen vor dem Belgier Eli Iserbyt. Bei den Junioren war kein Österreicher am Start.
Heigl mit starker Vorstellung bei Quer-WM weiterlesen
Heute wurden das Team Giant-Alpecin und das Team Liv-Plantur mit ihren Titelsponsoren und Partnern in Anwesenheit vieler Gäste aus der nationalen und internationalen Welt des Radsports den Medien vorgestellt. Die Präsentation fand in der französischen Botschaft in Berlin statt. Das Team Giant-Alpecin fährt seit Beginn des Jahres mit einer deutschen WorldTour-Lizenz.
Heute wurden das Team Giant-Alpecin und das Team Liv-Plantur in Berlin vorgestellt weiterlesen
Team Argos-Shimano is pleased to announce the roster of its newly established development team, which is composed of international talents. The full roster includes 10 riders from six different countries. “The new team is a mixed group of riders,” said coach Jens Lang. “All the specialties are represented in the team, from sprinters to classics riders and from climbers to team captains. “We will participate in events on the Europe Tour calendar, which features races in all the important cycling areas, including Benelux, France, Italy and Germany. “When we started the team we were looking for talented young riders with the potential to develop into top-level professionals. We will offer them intensive coaching and guidance, and we truly believe that these riders will become the core of our ProTour team for the future. We are happy that they want to start this project together with us.
Jan Brockhoff und Maximilian Schachmann im Argos-Shimano development team von Jens Lang weiterlesen