47-year-old Davide Rebellin puts off plans to retire from professional cycling

The Italian says fan support has motivated him to continue

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Davide Rebellin, 47, is putting off plans for retirement after fans at the Italian National Championships motivated him to continue.

Rebellin, winner of all three Ardennes Classics in 2004, planned to end his career with the championships on Sunday. He finished 18th and announced on Facebook he would continue.

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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.