Bye Bye Bernie

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



https://twitter.com/EiselBernhard/status/1217046015351672832
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,764
    edited 14 January
    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.
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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 608
    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_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,430
    Or he's 38, soon 39 and is starting to feel his age.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,390
    Friebos tweeted it best, "Some riders build palmares, Eisel built an institution"
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 858
    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.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,636
    ddraver said:

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

    Which one?
    PTP Champion 2019
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