Christian Knees calls time on 17-year career

OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Christian Knees of Germany and Team INEOS Grenadiers Mechanical Problem during the 104th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Men Elite a 2433km race from Antwerpen to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Christian Knees (Ineos Grenadiers) at the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Christian Knees has retired from pro cycling, drawing a 17-year career to a close and immediately moving to a staff role at Ineos Grenadiers.

The German, who turns 40 in March, has spent 10 seasons at the British squad having joined from Milram in its second year back in 2011. He'll take up a role in the team's racing and performance departments.

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