'After suffering several crashes, I’m not in the mindset to compete at that level': Rafael Valls announces retirement

Team Bahrain Victorious released a statement to announce the Spaniard's departure from pro cycling

Rafael Valls retirement
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Team Bahrain Victorious has announced that Rafael Valls has decided to retire after 11 seasons on the WorldTour, despite still having a contract that runs until the end of 2022. 

The Spanish rider says he came to the decision to retire after carefully weighing up his options, concluding that he can no longer compete at the elite level. 

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