Core Jayco-AlUla domestique Jessica Allen calls time on professional cycling career

Jessica Allen off to sign on for the 2022 Tour of Scandinavia
Jessica Allen off to sign on for the 2022 Tour of Scandinavia (Image credit: Getty Images)

For many years Jessica Allen has been an ever-reliable fixture within the Australian GreenEdge squad but that will soon end as the expert at turning herself inside out for her teammates has announced that this season will be her last in the professional peloton.

"It’s almost the end of a big chapter in my life. After 10 years, I’ve decided that 2023 will be my last year racing in the professional peloton," said the Jayco-AlUla rider in a statement on Twitter. "It’s been a tough decision to make, but I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved on and off the bike and I am excited for new challenges and opportunities."

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.