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Saying goodbye to pro cycling – Annemiek van Vleuten on navigating life after sport

Annemiek van Vleuten in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France Femmes

Annemiek van Vleuten will end her sparkling professional cycling career at the Simac Ladies Tour, set to take place from September 5-10 in the Netherlands. It’s a race that she holds close to her heart as not only do parts of the route pass her long-time training roads, but the home nation event also played a part in helping to ignite her career more than sixteen years ago. 

“You have to say goodbye to this part of my life, that I will not come back anymore,” Van Vleuten said in an interview published on Youtube by her Movistar Team on Monday, the eve of the Simac Ladies Tour.

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