Skip to main content

Boogerd next on comeback trail?

Afetr Lance Armstrong, Michael Boogerd is the next retired cyclist to consider making a comeback. The Dutchman would consider a return to the peloton if he can find a team, he told De Telegraaf newspaper.

"This option has gone through my head a couple of times in recent days," he said. "I have trained a lot the last few weeks and am only one kilo over my riding weight. Plus there is a bitter aftertaste about the way I had to stop."

Boogerd, 36, had planned to retire last season after the Giro di Lombardia, but suffered a knee injury in a training crash in early October.

Most recently, the Dutchman announced that he was leaving his communications job at sponsor Rabobank. and would look to "orient myself in other directions." He is also said to go through a difficult phase on a personal level.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1