André Greipel to retire at the end of the season

CLLAR VEGA SPAIN MAY 21 Andr Greipel of Germany and Team Israel StartUp Nation stage winner celebrates at podium during the 67th Vuelta A Andalucia Ruta Del Sol 2021 Stage 4 a 1829km stage from Baza to Cllar Vega VCANDALUCIA on May 21 2021 in Cllar Vega Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images
Andre Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

André Greipel has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. The 39-year-old, who is currently competing in the Tour de France, made the announcement ahead of the penultimate stage. 

The German is one of the most successful sprinters of all time, having won 11 stages in the Tour de France during his career. He also won seven stages in the Giro d'Italia and four in the Vuelta a España.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.