Stuart O'Grady retires from professional cycling

Stuart O'Grady, Trofeo Campos, Majorca, February 2013

Australian Stuart O'Grady has announced his immediate retirement from professional cycling. The 39-year-old Orica-GreenEdge rider has just completed his 17th Tour de France, and has decided that the time is right to hang up his cycling shoes.

"I've always wanted my career to end with something truly special and this year's Tour de France has given me that," said O'Grady via a team statement issued on Monday afternoon.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.