Roelandts retires after 17 seasons in professional peloton

Movistar’s Jürgen Roelandts at the 2020 Tour Down Under
Movistar’s Jürgen Roelandts at the 2020 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Belgium's Jürgen Roelandts will retire at the end of the season, having spent 17 years as a professional at teams that included Lotto, BMC and, for the past two years, Spanish WorldTour outfit Movistar.

Roelandts took the Belgian road race title in 2008, and went on to take another seven victories during his career, including a stage and the overall title at the 2012 Eurométropole Tour, and stage wins at the Tour de Luxembourg and the Tour de Pologne, with his last win coming on a stage of the 2018 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

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