Olympian Emma White makes surprise retirement announcement

USA Cycling's Emma White in the new Tokyo Olympics competition clothing, made by Cuore
USA Cycling's Emma White in the new Tokyo Olympics competition clothing, made by Cuore (Image credit: USA Cycling/Casey Gibson)

Just five days ago Emma White (Rally Cycling) called her solo win at Sea Otter “so darn special”. It turned out to be her final victory as a professional cyclist, as White took to social media Tuesday to announce she would retire from the sport in which she has competed for 15 years.

Only 24 years of age, the upstate New York native has progressed from a top-notch junior racer to multi-discipline US national champion, track World Champion and Olympic Games bronze medalist. She has spent the last six years in the professional ranks with Rally Cycling.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).