Latest Sports News Annemiek van Vleuten Retirement. Olympic champion Annemiek van Vleuten will retire from professional cycling after the 2023 season, the Dutchwoman announced on Wednesday. To keep up-to-date with International Sports news, stay tuned for the latest from the Sports News Site, EkingsNews. And for the most popular football predictions, you can also see the Football Schedule. The 39-year-old, who raced for Movistar, won Olympic gold in the time trial and silver in the road race at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.
“The main reason, as I explained, for retiring in 2023 is to do so while at the top of my game. To complete the improvement process the team and we were doing in 2021. And looking for new challenges in life,” Van Vleuten said in a statement.
Van Vleuten’s win in Tokyo completed a remarkable turnaround after he suffered three spinal fractures and a concussion. Following a terrible high-speed crash during a race at the 2016 Rio Games. He also won the world time trial titles in 2017 and 2018 and the road race in 2019. Van Vleuten bagged the 2017 (time trial), 2018 (time trial), and 2019 ( road race). Then at the Tokyo Olympics, she won a silver medal in the road race behind Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria. Three days later, he won the time trial by 56 seconds, the largest margin in Olympic history (since 1996).
Anna van der Breggen, van Vleuten’s main rival and compatriot, retired last year. After the Olympics, Dutch cycling saw the rise of 35-year-old Ellen van Dijk, who won the world time trial title eight years after the previous gold, and Marianne Vos, who earned road race silver for her first world medal since 2013. stay abreast of the latest news from the Sports News Site, EkingsNews. And for the most popular football predictions, you can also see the Football Schedule.