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Trixi Worrack retires after more than two decades in the peloton

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Trixi Worrack has announced her retirement, after having spent more than two decades in the peloton. The 40-year-old German rider, who has been with Trek-Segafredo since 2019, has a long palmarès, which includes wins at the 2004 Tour de l’Aude, the 2005 Primavera Rosa, the 2015 Amgen Tour of California and the 2016 Tour of Qatar. She also has five Team Time Trial World Championship titles to her name, and has taken out the German road and time trial titles on several occasions.

However, before she retires from pro racing, Worrack will take part in the history-making inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes this weekend. She’ll then be turning her attention towards her new job as a trainer for female and junior riders in Thüringen.

From the beginning of this year I had my retirement in my head. I knew it would be my last year, but I am just not someone who is telling everything to everyone. I have just turned 40 and it is time to stop; also with our baby now is the perfect year. It’s easier to stop when you want to, rather than when you have to. When I had my accident in 2016 and I would have stopped there, I would have not been happy because I was not deciding to stop. That’s a big difference to now.”

One of Worrack’s memorable moments was her overall win of the 2015 Women’s Amgen Tour of California, free to view on Voxwomen YouTube channel:


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