Dekker DNF in last European race

Rabobank's Erik Dekker, who announced that he would be prematurely ending his career this week, rode...

Rabobank's Erik Dekker, who announced that he would be prematurely ending his career this week, rode his last race on European soil in Emmen, the Netherlands on Tuesday night. In the 'Gouden Pijl', Dekker rode alone in front until 10 laps to go, but then stepped off the bike and didn't finish. The race was won by Frank Schleck (CSC) ahead of Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) and Addy Engels (Quick.Step). Afterwards, Dekker was honoured by the crowd and organisers. His last official race will be in Curaçao later this year.

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