Ruth Winder to retire from professional cycling at the end of 2021

Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo)
Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ruth Winder will retire from a successful seven-year career in professional cycling at the end of the 2021. The Trek-Segafredo rider made the announcement in a video message on Friday, which was her 28th birthday, just ahead of stage 8 at the Giro d’Italia Donne where she is currently competing in the 10-day race across northern Italy. 

"I've made the decision that this will be my last  year racing as a professional road cyclist, which I think is really an exciting decision for me," Winder said in a video announcement on Youtube.

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