'I still have symptoms every day': Danish pro retires nine months after concussion sustained in crash

The former Saxo-Tinkoff rider crashed in March last year which has forced him off the bike for good

Troels Vinther at the Giro del Piemonte 2012 (Tim De Waele/Getty)

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A Danish pro who used to ride for Saxo-Tinkoff has been forced to retire after suffering a severe concussion in a crash and still experiencing symptoms nine months later.

Troels Vinther announced his retirement on Facebook, the 32-year-old calling time on a 13-year professional career, having spent the last four years with ProTeam Riwal Readynez.

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