Former Team Sky rider retires after four years spent battling Epstein-Barr virus

He's calling time on a 12-year career in the professional peloton

Benat Intxausti at the Tour of Guangxi 2017 (Tim De Waele/Getty)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

Former Team Sky rider Beñat Intxausti has retired after battling the Epstein-Barr virus for the past four years.

The 33-year-old will call time on a twelve-year career in the peloton that has seen him also race for Euskaltel-Euskadi and Movistar, then finishing with a final season at Pro-Continental outfit Euskadi Basque Country - Murias.

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