Matti Breschel

andyp
andyp Posts: 10,105
edited August 2019 in Pro race
Danish pro Matti Breschel has announced his retirement this week. He's been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and the medication required to treat that has had a huge impact on his ability to race and train. His final race was the Ride London event just over a week ago.

There was a time when he was the man most likely to win a cobbled monument, he had a good finish and was able to use Cancellara as a foil during their time at Saxo Bank, but that Devolder moment never quite worked out for him.

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    andyp wrote:
    Danish pro Matti Breschel has announced his retirement this week. He's been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and the medication required to treat that has had a huge impact on his ability to race and train. His final race was the Ride London event just over a week ago.

    There was a time when he was the man most likely to win a cobbled monument, he had a good finish and was able to use Cancellara as a foil during their time at Saxo Bank, but that Devolder moment never quite worked out for him.

    Yes you wonder what happened post 2011 to really slow him down, and if it was that.
  • Alejandrosdog
    Alejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    good luck to him
  • ShutupJens
    ShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    One of my favourite riders on Pro Cycling Manager.

    Also responsible for the Best Cycling Headline of All Time

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/matti-b ... s-in-oman/
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    Flying carpets, yeah fer sure. But a flying mattress?? :shock:
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,105
    orraloon wrote:
    Flying carpets, yeah fer sure. But a flying mattress?? :shock:

    Here's a herd of them;

    https://twitter.com/JurisAbramenko/stat ... 9409556480