Nothstein announces retirement

American track specialist turned roadie Marty Nothstein has announced that this will be his last year as a pro. Nothstein, the most decorated athlete in U.S. track cycling, will ride his final race on the track on August 26 at the Red Robin Keirin Cup presented by 24-7 Fitness. The race will be at Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Pennsylvania, USA, the place Nothstein calls home.

Nothstein began his career as a track sprint specialist, but after winning the Olympics in 2000 he refocused his energy toward road racing. He raced for team Mercury and now with his current team Navigators Insurance, resulting in many victories, including the New York City Cycling Championships held on Wall Street in New York City. Nothstein had success as a six-day racer, riding in 25 professional six-day competitions. He rode to a victory in Moscow and took third place in both Gent and Stuttgart, making him one of few cyclists who have made a successful transition from a track sprinter to an endurance racer.

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