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Mol retires from professional cycling

By:
Cycling News
Published:
December 17, 2013, 20:12,
Updated:
December 17, 2013, 20:12
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tour of Qatar overall race winner Wouter Mol (Vacansoliel) on the podium.

Tour of Qatar overall race winner Wouter Mol (Vacansoliel) on the podium.

  • Tour of Qatar overall race winner Wouter Mol (Vacansoliel) on the podium.
  • Race leader Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) shows his gold jersey.
  • Race leader Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) retained his overall lead.

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Vacansoleil-DCM rider calls its quits

After not being able to find a team for 2014, Wouter Mol announced his retirement according to Sporza. The 31-year-old was with the Vacansoleil-DCM team, which is not continuing into next season.

"I am not stopping cycling, but will not be a professional anymore. I'll do amateur races for fun," said Mol to the Dutch broadcaster RTV Noord-Holland.

Although Mol had indicated that he had had contact with several professional continental teams, none offered him a spot.

His biggest career accomplishment was the Tour of Qatar in 2010, when he took over the overall lead in stage 2 and held onto the yellow leader's jersey through the end of the race.

Mol raced for Vacansoleil from 2009 to 2013. Previously, he also raced for P3Transfer-Batavus, Fondas-P3Transfer Team, Team Skil-Moser and Team Moser-AH.nl.

Rick Valentine 10 months ago
"His biggest career accomplishment was the Tour of Qatar in 2010, when he took over the overall lead in stage 2 and held onto the yellow leader's jersey through the end of the race." Or you might say "He won the 2010 Tour if Qatar."
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Rhapsody 10 months ago
They were trying to pad a very short piece. Surely there is more to say about this rider.