Pieter Weening retires after 17 seasons as a professional

CAMIGLIATELLO SILANO ITALY OCTOBER 07 Adriano Baffi of Italy Sports Director Team Trek-Segafredo and Pieter Weening of The Netherlands and Team Trek Segafredo Feed Zone Car during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 5 a 225km stage from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano 1275m girodiitalia Giro on October 07 2020 in Camigliatello Silano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Pieter Weening talks to Trek-Segafredo Sports Director Adriano Baffi during stage of 2020 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Pieter Weening has announced his retirement from professional cycling, bringing an end to his 17-year stint in the peloton. The Dutchman raced for Rabobank, Orica GreenEDGE, Roompot and, most recently, Trek-Segafredo in a career that began in 2004.

“I'm happy to announce it now that I feel confident and happy to be able to do it. For almost 20 years, I did the job I dreamed of and loved,” Weening said in a communiqué issued by his Trek-Segafredo team. “I enjoyed every season I raced, and I feel really grateful for this. But in the last weeks, I serenely said to myself that it's enough.”

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