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McEwen to close career at Amgen Tour of California

Cycling News
April 24, 2012, 17:10 BST,
April 24, 2012, 18:11 BST
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tour of California
Robbie McEwen before the start.

Robbie McEwen before the start.

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Australian to remain with GreenEdge as sprint coach

GreenEdge's Robbie McEwen has confirmed he will stop his racing career after the Amgen Tour of California in May. The Australian indicated to Cyclingnews last November that he would convert from racer and sprint coach for his GreenEdge teammates to a completely advisory role at that time of year.

Currently racing at the Presidential Tour of Turkey, McEwen confirmed to Het Nieuwsblad that he still intends to retire from racing in May.

"I am definitely done after the Tour of California," McEwen said.

A three-time winner of the Tour de France's points competition with 12 stage wins there and 12 in the Giro d'Italia, McEwen started his career with the Rabobank team in 1996.

His contract with GreenEdge runs through 2013.

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