Davide Rebellin being forced to retire with EPowers Team's sudden closure

The Italian is among a number of riders left without a team for 2020

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Italian Davide Rebellin, 48 years old, is being forced into retirement without a team for 2020 after the new EPowers Factory Team failed to materialise.

Rebellin, winner of all three Ardennes Classics in 2004, planned to continue into the following season when he would turn 49 years old with the Hungarian-Italian Professional Continental cycling team on Ridley bikes.

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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.