Tony Martin announces retirement from professional cycling

The German still has a year left on his contract with Jumbo-Visma but will call time on his career after this week's Flanders World Championships

Tony Martin
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Tony Martin has announced he will retire from professional cycling after the Road World Championships in Flanders.

The German is set to compete in the men's elite individual time trial on the opening day of competition as well as the mixed team relay, which will be his final competitive road race.

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