Steve Cummings confirms retirement from professional cycling

38-year-old wasn't included in Team NTT squad for 2020

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Steve Cummings has confirmed his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 38.

The British rider told Ned Boulting in his podcast that he has chosen to call time on his career. The former national road and time trial champion said he felt physically ready to continue riding but just couldn't find an opportunity with a team after being dropped by Dimension Data (now NTT) at the end of this season.

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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).