Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 12, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cam Meyer heads UniSA-Australia Tour Down Under lineup; Sarah Storey says UCI was warned about short notice for track championships; Albert responds to Mathieu van der Poel insult; Adri van der Poel responds to Neils Albert’s critcism; Stybar ready for 2017 season; British Cycling announces UCI Cyclocross World ; Paul Voss retires after not finding a new team; Patrick Gretsch announces retirement; Assen to host 2017 INAS world championships; Handcyclist versus fixie; Fixie in a winter wonderland.

Patrick Gretsch announces retirement

by CyclingTips

German Patrick Gretsch announced his retirement from professional cycling, after he was unable to find a suitable contract following three seasons with AG2R-La Mondiale.

“In my opinion there is more than just cycling,” he told Radsport. “Life is so multifaceted, and also to have time for the family and other passions, has only strengthened my final decision.

“But the decision was mainly that I had no lucrative offer. I would have to pay a half-year to travel out of my suitcase and to miss the chance of a ‘normal’ life.”

Gretsch is a former junior world champion and has won stages of the Giro d’Italia and the Ster Zlm Toer. He won the overall at the 2008 Thüringen Rundfahrt.

With multiple teams closing shop after 2016, many riders were left with few options.

Click through to read more at Radsport.