Zampieri retires

Swiss rider Steve Zampieri has announced his retirement. The Team Cofidis rider had hoped to finish off his career by riding the Giro di Lombardia later this month, but was not chosen by the team for the Italian Classic, according to the Swiss press agency, Si.

Zampieri, 31, turned pro in 2000 with Mercury, and rode for Post Swiss in 2001 before transferring to Vini-Caldirola for 2002 to 2004. He then rode for Phonak from 2005 to 2006 before signing with Cofidis. He is three-time Swiss climbing champion and won the climbing title at the Tour de Suisse and Tour de Romandie in 2002.

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