Frant Schleck has put an end to his professional riding career.
He announced his retirement at a press conference, during the pre-Olympic Games road race. Frank who began professional riding in 2003 with CSC has enjoyed a successful career, claiming so many title wins including; the 2006 Amstel Gold Race title, a third place overall at the 2011 Tour de France, and overall wins at the Tour de Luxembourg, Tour de Suisse, and Critérium International.
The 36-year old professional who at the time, rides for Trek-Segafredo revealed that the 2016 season will be his last as a professional rider.
“There is never an easy way to stop doing something you love to do, but I’ve always wanted to retire at a level where I was still competitive and fit,” Schleck said ahead of his third Olympic Games appearance.
“I’m really proud of having spent a large part of my life riding my bike for a living and, above all, I’m extremely thankful for the friends I have made along the way,” he added.
He explained that retirement would help him to focus on his family, enjoying more fulfilling time with them. Schleck, a proud father of two kids, has hinted that his family is more important to him. (more…)