6 of the biggest names in men’s cycling who are retiring in 2021

Dan Martin Tony Martin Andre Greipel retirements
Dan Martin, Tony Martin and André Greipel called time on their careers this year (Image credit: Getty Images composite)

The conclusion of the road campaign is typically a time for riders to sit back and reflect on their long and arduous campaigns. Some will change teams, others will head for some winter sun before dialling in their focus on the next season and fresh ambitions.

For some riders, however, the end of the season also spells the end of the road for their racing careers. This year a high number of star riders have hung up their wheels in the women’s peloton and it’s the same within the men’s corner with Dan Martin, Andre Greipel, and a host of other well-known athletes deciding to move on.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.