Tour of Flanders winner Nick Nuyens retires

Belgian former Tour of Britain champion Nick Nuyens calls time on professional cycling career after failing to secure contract for 2015

Nick Nuyens in the 2014 Brabantse Pijl

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Tour of Flanders 2011 winner Nick Nuyens announced his retirement from professional cycling on Tuesday, having failed to find a team for the 2015 season.

The 34-year-old Belgian rode for the past two season for Garmin-Sharp, but did not have a place in the team when it merged with Cannondale for 2015. Despite negotiations with other squads, a contract was not forthcoming.

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