Dutch rider Marc Lotz will retire from the professional cycling scene. His planned comeback with the British Professional Continental team Pedaltech-Cyclingnews has fallen through.
Lotz rode for Team Rabobank from 1998 to 2004 before joining Belgian team Quick.Step. He was suspended in 2005 for two years when a police raid found forbidden performance-enhancer EPO in his refrigerator. Lotz rode for the amateur team Löwik after his suspension expired this summer.
According to Sporza, Lotz taught math while he was suspended, and now plans to return to the classroom.