Marco Pinotti set to retire at end of season

Marco Pinotti, Giro d'Italia 2012

Marco Pinotti will retire this season and become a coach with BMC Racing starting next season. After 15 years, including two Giro d'Italia stage wins, the Italian felt the time and the opportunity was right.

"The team believed in me to offer this role, it shows that I created credibility. People know what's behind my performance, the science in the training," Pinotti told Cycling Weekly. "This seems like a natural progression."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.