Charly Wegelius retires from cycling

Charly Wegelius, Tour de France 2010, cobbles training, June 30

Charly Wegelius rolled across the line in Monteccio Maggiore yesterday to finish the last stage of the Giro di Padania and bring the curtain down on his cycling career.

Since starting out with Italian superteam Mapei in 2000, the Finnish-born Briton has made a name for himself as one of the hardest working domestiques in the sport.

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