André Greipel announces retirement at end of season

The German calls time on 16 years at the top level

André Greipel
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André Greipel has announced he will retire at the end of the 2021 season, calling time on a 16-year stint at the top level of cycling.

The German announced before the start of stage 20 of the Tour de France that he would be climbing off for good at the end of the year and that this would be his final French Grand Tour, where he's won 11 stages in 11 participations.

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