Evy Van Damme retires

The Belgian cyclist Evy Van Damme has announced her retirement from the sport. The 27 year-old, who...

The Belgian cyclist Evy Van Damme has announced her retirement from the sport. The 27 year-old, who last rode for Caprisonne-Vlaanderen-T-Interm Team, said that she just didn't enjoy it any more.

She announced her decision on the website of her husband, Nick Nuyens, who rides for Cofidis. "The circumstances for women are not always optimal and that led to my decision, too," she said on nicknuyens.be. "I will now have more time to follow and support Nick."

Van Damme plans to now become a fingernail stylist. She was twice Belgian road champion, one time national time trial champion, and second in the European championship in Bergamo.

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