Cycling. Road – After 16 years as a pro, Michael Morkov is going to retire

Cycling. Road – After 16 years as a pro, Michael Morkov is going to retire
Cycling. Road – After 16 years as a pro, Michael Morkov is going to retire

After spending sixteen years in the professional peloton, Michael Morkov announced via his team’s social networks, Astana,Qazaqstan that he would retire at the end of this year 2024. Triple Danish champion (2013, 2018 and 2019) and winner of a stage on The Return In 2013, the 39-year-old Dane is also known for his valuable role as pilot fish and guardian angel alongside, among others, Mark Cavendish. After the Tour de France, carrot will align with the Olympic Games on the road and on the track, the last major goals of his career. A great track runner, the Dane will defend his gold medal on the American obtained at the JO de Tokyo 2020.

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“I am very proud of what I have achieved with my talent”

Hello everyone, cycling friends”began Michael Morkov. “I want to share with you that I have decided that this year 2024 will be my last year as a professional cyclist. I am very proud of what I have accomplished as a track cyclist, as a road cyclist, being part of the biggest races in the world, also being part of some of the biggest teams. I have also been surrounded by great teammates and I have made a lot of friendships over the years. I am very proud of what I have gotten out of my talent, to be honest,” he said. “I was never the most talented rider as a young rider, but I have really managed to work very hard and I feel like I have achieved everything I could achieve.”

“I have to say I enjoy this Tour de France much more than any other Tour because I really try to soak it all in, the experience with Cav (nickname of Mark Cavendish, editor’s note)the quick decision-making, that really makes me enjoy this season. Of course, I still have many big goals to achieve on this Tour de France, at the Olympic Games and at the Track World Championships in Ballerup in October,” he concluded carrot. “But maybe it won’t be until my very last race in Copenhagen that I’ll realise that this will really be the last time I pin on a bib.”

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