Former Giro d’Italia champion Tom Dumoulin has introduced he’ll retire from skilled biking after the 2022 season.
The Dutch rider, 31, gained the Giro in 2017 and the world time trial title in the identical 12 months.
Dumoulin stated in January 2021 he was taking an indefinite break from biking earlier than returning 5 months later.
On Friday, he wrote on social media that he deliberate to take “a brand new and unknown path”.
Dumoulin, who additionally claimed two time trial Olympic silver medals and completed second within the 2018 Tour de France, added that he had endured “fatigue, aches and accidents”.
“For some time now there was a disbalance between my 100% dedication, every part I do and sacrifice for my sport and what I subsequently get out of it in return,” he stated.
“With plenty of persistence and a really cautious [training] method, I am satisfied that I may get again to my full potential on the bike.
“However that may be an extended and affected person highway with no assure of success. I select to not take that highway, however to stop my lively biking as a substitute and to take a brand new and unknown path.”
Dumouli at present races for Staff Jumbo-Visma.