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by Matt de Neef
September 18, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Sunweb wins women’s team time trial world title; Sunweb wins men’s team time trial world title; Mads Pedersen secures overall victory at the Tour of Denmark; Liam Bertazzo wins the Tour of China I, Joe Cooper second; Peter Sagan falls ill in world championships lead-up; Cookson, Lappartient continue campaigning ahead of UCI presidential election; Greg Henderson joins USA Cycling as endurance performance director; Manuel Quinziato on retirement and what comes next; Cobblestones to feature in 2018 Tour de France stage?
Manuel Quinziato had planned for the Road World Championships in Bergen to be the final race of his career, but the Italian ended up calling time on his career ahead of schedule.
Quinziato rode the recon for the 42.5km teams time trial with his BMC squad, but decided afterwards that Tejay van Garderen would be better suited to it than he.
“I took the decision on Thursday but I thought a lot about it and I feel I took the right decision,” Quinziato told Cyclingnews. “The best decision for the team was also the best decision for me. I wouldn’t have forgiven myself if I’d stopped the team from having the best line-up.”
Quinziato raced for the final time at the GP de Montreal last weekend, the 37-year-old’s career coming to an end after 16 seasons.
‘I decided last year that this would be my final season, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m happy to be here but from Monday I switch and I’ll be a rider agent. That’s my future. I can’t wait to start and with my masters degree in law, it’s going to be really good.”
Follow the link to read more at Cyclingnews.