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by Mark Zalewski
April 12, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bouhanni wins Paris-Camembert; The Status of Women’s Pro Cycling – Part 3: Owning the Road Ahead; Scarponi to replace Aru in Giro after knee injury worse than initially believed; Alaphilippe out of Ardennes Classics with injury; Wout Poels out of Ardennes with knee injury; BMC closes out Belgian Classics without Van Avermaet; Quinziato announces retirement at end of 2017; Sunweb regaining riders injured in early season; Montana legislature removes proposed bicycle fee amendment from bill; Researchers study why cyclists break road rules; Video: The bike is just a detail; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Focus on ORICA-Scott; Video: Tour de Yorkshire promo.
Italian time trial champion Manuel Quinziato confirmed to SportsNews that he plans to retire at the end of the 2017 season.
“The decision has matured in the winter,” he said. “I think it is a privilege to be able to decide when to stop. That is why I am enjoying every race, every place I am at this year, because it will be my last time as a professional”, because it will be my last time as a professional.”
Quinziato has raced at the top division of the sport since turning professional in 2001, first with Lampre-Daikin for three years, and then one year with the Spanish Saunier Duval-Prodir team before moving to the Italian Liquigas outfit. He then switched to BMC in 2011.
In addition to the 2016 Italian national time trial championship, Quinziato has two stage wins at the Eneco Tour of Benelux and won the TT stage of this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico.
He also rode in support of Greg Van Avermaet at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.
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