Petr Vakoc retires satisfied after post injury goal achieved

MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Petr Vako of Czech Republic and Team AlpecinFenix during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images
Petr Vakoč (Alpecin-Fenix) during stage 2 of the Tour de France 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Petr Vakoč (Alpecin-Fenix) has decided its time to walk away from his career in professional cycling, with the 29-year-old deeply satisfied after fulfilling his goal of returning to the very top level of the sport following a devastating injury.

The Czech rider was hit from behind by a truck at the start of 2018 and was left with six broken vertebrae and a long recovery which included multiple surgeries. Vakoč returned to racing at the start of the 2019 season at the Vuelta a San Juan with Deceuninck-QuickStep, switching over to Alpecin-Fenix at the start of 2020.

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