Guesdon likely to end career after Down Under crash

Frederic Guesdon, Tour of Flanders 2011

Frédéric Guesdon's professional cycling career likely ended on the road leading to Clare in South Australia yesterday. The 1997 Paris-Roubaix winner was part of crash in the final kilometre of Tour Down Under stage one. It was the first official race of what he planned to be his final season.

"He hasn't spoken about cycling, it would be shame to finish his career like that, but it seems unrealistic that he could return for Paris-Roubaix," said his team FDJ sports director, Yvon Madiot. "We have to wait."

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