Bye Bye Bernie

Fire up the "Is Cavendish finished?" discussion - Bernie Eisel is joining Renshaw in retirement:



https://twitter.com/EiselBernhard/status/1217046015351672832

Comments

  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    edited January 2020
    The last of the incredibly talented 2002 Mapei u23 team to retire. Eisel, Cancellara, Pozzato, Rogers, Davis, Petrov

    I wonder if he was forced out by Riis.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    that last crash nearly killed him (head trauma) so maybe he is not at a level he would consider good enough or maybe he just doesnt need to do it anymore. He's ridden at the highest level and had the good fortune to be on the winning side at the TdF
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,283
    Or he's 38, soon 39 and is starting to feel his age.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,383
    Friebos tweeted it best, "Some riders build palmares, Eisel built an institution"
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,586
    Cycling Podcast suggest he wanted another year but didn't get a deal.
    I'd have thought it was 'time' for hime, esp given recent injuries. I hope he gets a good gig in the industry.
    2020/2021/2022 Metric Century Challenge Winner
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,334
    ddraver said:

    Friebos tweeted it best, "Some riders build palmares, Eisel built an institution"

    Which one?
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023