Eight highlights from Steve Cummings' career

The British rider has announced his retirement at the age of 38

Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France 2015 (Getty)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Steve Cummings has announced his retirement from the professional peloton at the age of 38.

The British rider said he felt physically ready to continue his career and was “happy to continue, but also happy to stop” after struggling to find a new team at WorldTour or Pro Continental level, with Dimension Data (soon to be Team NTT) deciding not to renew his contract for what would have been a fifth year with the team.

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