'I'm no longer tired enough to go to sleep at night': Yoann Offredo opens up about depression following retirement

The Frenchman has opened up about his struggles after being forced to retire due to injury

Yoann Offredo during coronavirus lockdown (Photo by Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Yoann Offredo has revealed he's in "a bit of a depressive moment" as he adapts to life after professional cycling.

The Frenchman is contracted to Circus - Wanty Gobert until the end of the season but hasn't raced since Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in February, before the coronavirus lockdown.

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