'I can't take the risks some riders take anymore,' says Kévin Reza as Frenchman announces retirement

The 33-year-old says that although saying goodbye to the sport is still taboo for many riders, he has no problem with it

Kévin Reza
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Kévin Reza has announced he will retire at the end of the season as he feels he can no longer take the risks that some of the riders in the peloton are prepared to take.

The 33-year-old has enjoyed a 12-year career in the pro ranks and says that while he can still handle the physical demands of the sport, his head is no longer in the game.

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