Wichmann retires

Anke Wichmann of Team Columbia Women has announced her retirement after 25 years in cycling. "My inner voice told me that now was the time to take care of my professional future. Cycling has been the center of my life since I was eight years old. That is enough," the 33 year-old told the Lausitzer Rundschau.

Wichmann turned pro in 2005 with Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung before joining T-Mobile (now Columbia) in 2007. This year she won a stage in the Holland Ladies Tour.

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