Richardson retires on top after aggressive Tour of Britain

Simon Richardson, combativity award on stage eight, Tour of Britain 2012, stage eight

IG Sigma Sport rider Simon Richardson has announced his retirement from professional cycling. Richardson had been contemplating a change throughout the season, but waited until after the Tour of Britain to confirm his plans. He won the combativity award on the race's final stage, his last race.

"I've been carefully considering my professional future over the last season, and this feels like the perfect moment to end this chapter of my career. I'm proud of what I've achieved over the last few years and have enjoyed it wholeheartedly, but it is time for a new focus."

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