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by Shane Stokes

September 15, 2017

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Tyler Farrar talks career, retirement and what’s next

by CyclingTips

In a very interesting interview with Peloton magazine, American rider Tyler Farrar (Team Dimension Data) talks about his recent decision to retire from the sport despite having another year left in his current contract. The chat contains many interesting points, including why he lost his edge in sprinting, his reason for stopping ahead of schedule, his assessment of the hardest climb in Flanders, and this excerpt about some surprising future plans.

One thing that I struggled with a bit over the years is the fact that being a professional athlete is one of the most selfish things that you can do in the world. I mean, literally, your entire existence is built up around maximizing your own performance. Everything from how you eat, when you sleep and where you go on vacation is centred around you and how it will affect your performance. I’ve always struggled with that level of selfishness, because I just never felt as though I was doing anything to help anyone else or make any kind of contribution to the world.

So I am looking into ways that I can maybe make more of a contribution. I am looking into become a fire fighter. I’m looking into getting my EMT [Emergency Medical Technician] certification, the fire academy and all that. It is something that has always inspired me, and I think it is a noble calling, so we’ll see!

Click through to read the full interview on Peloton.