Simon Gerrans to end 13-year professional racing career after 2018 season

The Australian leaves cycling at the age of 38 to pursue other ambitions

Simon Gerrans wins the 2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Gerrans has announced he will quit professional cycling at the end of the 2018 season, bringing an end to a highly successful 13-year professional career.

The Australian, currently riding at BMC Racing, wrote in an open letter that while he feels physically capable of still riding at the highest level, his enthusiasm for the sport has waned.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).