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by Mark Zalewski
December 16, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Trek-Segafredo convinced Tour de France win is still within Contador’s reach; With an eye to the future, Mollema targets Giro and commits to Contador in 2017 Tour; Bart Wellens on transition to managing a team; Stijn Vandenbergh ready for Roubaix; Rob Peeters out with flu; George Bennett diagnosed with mononucleosis; Matthew Busche announces retirement; Wegmann retires after 15 seasons; Matteo Tosatto on retirement: ‘I will not beg for a contract’; Compton, Hyde win USA Cycling Pro CX titles; Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 route announced; Cyclist attempting to cycle around Britain abandons attempt; Practice the post-up before winning.
Fabian Wegmann announced his retirement, ending a 15 year career. The former German national champion had raced the past two seasons at the ProContinental level after recovering from a complete tear of his hamstring suffered in 2014.
“Retirement gives me a mix of sadness and excitement as I have committed the past 15 years to the sport, but there’s a lot to look forward to from now with new goals and ambitions,” Wegmann said via a statement.
“I’ve been fortunate to race some of the biggest and best races around the world and have gained a lot of experience from the sport. I’m now ready to give something back, and to put what I know into new challenges.”
Wegmann began his career in 2002 with the top German team Gerolsteiner, winning the KOM classification in the 2004 Giro d’Italia. However he was more known for one-day racing, winning the GP Miguel Indurain twice.
He battled back from a back injury in 2009 with the Milram team and won the German championship in 2012.