Pauwels calls time on 15-year career

Serge Pauwels (CCC Team) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Serge Pauwels (CCC Team) has announced his retirement from professional cycling, bringing the curtain down on a career that has spanned 15 years. 

The Belgian has struggled with illness in 2020, completing two stage races in February before being sidelined by a viral infection and then myocarditis - inflammation of the heart muscles. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.