Juan Antonio Flecha draws career to close at Tour of Beijing

Juan Antonio Flecha, Vacansoleil-DCM 2013

Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil-DCM), Spain's best Cobbled Classics rider, closed his career today in the Tour of Beijing. Outside the Bird's Nest stadium, he parked his bike and finalised his plans for a long holiday in Hawaii.

"I remember my first pro race in Majorca, I knew the names of everyone but now I probably know 50 per cent of them," Flecha told Cycling Weekly. "There are so many riders, I don't even know them. I looked around me the Tour of Beijing, just how many of them do I know? I have to look at the bikes!"

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