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Mol retires from professional cycling

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Tour of Qatar overall race winner Wouter Mol (Vacansoliel) on the podium.

Tour of Qatar overall race winner Wouter Mol (Vacansoliel) on the podium.
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Race leader Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) shows his gold jersey.

Race leader Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) shows his gold jersey.
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Race leader Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) retained his overall lead.

Race leader Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) retained his overall lead.
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After not being able to find a team for 2014, Wouter Mol announced his retirement according to Sporza. The 31-year-old was with the Vacansoleil-DCM team, which is not continuing into next season.

"I am not stopping cycling, but will not be a professional anymore. I'll do amateur races for fun," said Mol to the Dutch broadcaster RTV Noord-Holland.

Although Mol had indicated that he had had contact with several professional continental teams, none offered him a spot.

His biggest career accomplishment was the Tour of Qatar in 2010, when he took over the overall lead in stage 2 and held onto the yellow leader's jersey through the end of the race.

Mol raced for Vacansoleil from 2009 to 2013. Previously, he also raced for P3Transfer-Batavus, Fondas-P3Transfer Team, Team Skil-Moser and Team Moser-AH.nl.