Gracie Elvin announces retirement at end of season

Gracie Elvin (Mitchelton-Scott) descends through a corner at the 2019 Strade Bianche
Gracie Elvin (Mitchelton-Scott) descends through a corner at the 2019 Strade Bianche (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mitchelton-Scott's Gracie Elvin will retire from professional cycling at the end of the year, having spent eight seasons racing for the Australian team. The 31-year-old announced in a retirement statement on Tuesday that the decision to end her career had been "very tough".

The Australian will nevertheless see out this season with the team, including taking part in the Brabantse Pijl one-day race in Belgium on Wednesday.

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