Nicole Freedman retires

Nicole Freedman, 2000 Olympian and twice US national champion, has announced her retirement from...

Nicole Freedman, 2000 Olympian and twice US national champion, has announced her retirement from racing. Freedman turned pro in 1994, and over her 12-year career won more than 40 US NRC races, and was a member of the first all-women team to take part in the Race Across America.

Known for her sharp, self-deprecating wit - which she brought to her occasional diary on Cyclingnews - Freedman was also active behind the scenes in running teams such as Odwalla, Treo, Schwab and most recently Ford-Basis. Her decision to retire came about because, she said, she was offered her dream job.

"I was working part-time for the City of Boston to look at plans to bring a citywide cycling festival," said Freedman. "My boss asked me if I would go full time. I said 'no.' He asked a month later and it occurred to me, 'what am I waiting for? This is exactly what I want to do going forward, I better jump on this opportunity while I have it!'"

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