Rohan Dennis retires at end of 2023

wakemalcolm
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edited February 2023 in Pro race
Not sure whether he tweeted 'Cycling can suck my @ss' or not, but he's got 2 world championships and a stage in each grand tour. I think most cyclists would sign for that at the beginning of their careers and he's giving himself until the end of the year to add to it.
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  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    Not yet. He's retiring at end of this season.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Still seems early
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  • m.r.m.
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    I wonder what led to him having such a big chip on his shoulder. His talent and ability are so great, that I feel somewhat disappointed in his career; despite all his victories and TT dominance (for a time).
    I wonder if his life prior to cycling was so tough, that he was never able to let go of the things holding him back and derailing his career/path to greatness.
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  • m.r.m. said:

    I wonder what led to him having such a big chip on his shoulder. His talent and ability are so great, that I feel somewhat disappointed in his career; despite all his victories and TT dominance (for a time).
    I wonder if his life prior to cycling was so tough, that he was never able to let go of the things holding him back and derailing his career/path to greatness.

    On the other hand, being perennially pissed off might have been what drove him on.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,608
    That Giro stage was one of the greats.
  • exlaser
    exlaser Posts: 264
    A good rider, had so much talent he should have been one of the greats .
    I still think his greatest performance was helping Teo winning winning the Giro .
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  • mididoctors
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    mrb123 said:

    That Giro stage was one of the greats.

    He won that giro in a sense. Strongest rider there
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  • mrb123 said:

    That Giro stage was one of the greats.

    He won that giro in a sense. Strongest rider there
    I remember thinking at the time what was different at Sky relative to BMC to turn Dennis from someone who walked out mid season to someone who would bury himself to win a GT for someone else.

    I guess the different was just what happened to be going on in his head at the time.

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,705

    mrb123 said:

    That Giro stage was one of the greats.

    He won that giro in a sense. Strongest rider there
    I remember thinking at the time what was different at Sky relative to BMC to turn Dennis from someone who walked out mid season to someone who would bury himself to win a GT for someone else.

    I guess the different was just what happened to be going on in his head at the time.

    Purely a guess but maybe he liked the someone else in that circumstance.
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