Aebersold hangs up the bike

Swiss rider Niki Aebersold (Phonak) is stopping his bike racing career. The 33 year-old, who started out as a pro with PMU Romand in 1996, won 16 races since then, including four stage wins in the Tour de Suisse, Milano-Torino in 1998 and the Swiss Championship in the same year. Aebersold is reported to be exchanging his bike for four wheels, starting to work for a German car manufacturer in Thun, Switzerland.

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