Popovych to retire?

Yaroslav Popovych has decided to leave his Silence-Lotto team and his career as a professional racer...

Yaroslav Popovych has decided to leave his Silence-Lotto team and his career as a professional racer according to the Dutch Wieler Revue. The news, still to be confirmed by Popovych and his team, comes just one day after Silence signed Thomas Dekker.

The 28 year-old Popovych hails from Ukraine and has previously ridden for Landbouwkrediet-Colnago and Discovery Channel. He is perhaps best known for helping Lance Armstrong win the 2005 Tour de France with the Discovery team. He has subsequently worked for Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer at Discovery Channel, but later moved to Silence-Lotto in 2008, in part to support the Tour de France bid of contender Cadel Evans.

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