Bruun Eriksen quits

Team CSC rider Thomas Bruun Eriksen has decided to end his professional career after this season....

Team CSC rider Thomas Bruun Eriksen has decided to end his professional career after this season.

"I've had some exciting and educational years as a professional rider, but I feel there are other things I'd like to do as well," said the 26 year-old Dane. "I haven't quite been fit enough nor had the motivation to continue at this level, and that is why I've made the decision to quit. I became a professional shortly after I'd finished my education and now I want to return to a regular job," added Bruun Eriksen, who has had two victories in his four years as a professional rider.

"It hasn't been an easy decision for Thomas, but I respect it because I know it's well thought through," commented his team manager Bjarne Riis. "Thomas has always delivered a solid effort for the team, at the same time as he's won some races on his own. I hope he's learnt something valuable to take with him in his future ventures. On behalf of the team I would also like to wish him the best of luck for the future."

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