Danilo Napolitano retires from professional cycling
Nov 15 2017 12:20 pm CET

Danilo Napolitano retires from professional cycling

Italian Danilo Napolitano has officially announced his retirement. As such, the 36-year-old ends his career after 14 seasons in the professional peloton.

Napolitano began his career at LPR-Piacenza in 2004 and has since worn the colours of Lampre, Katusha, Acqua & Sapone. In 2013, he joined the team that is currently known as Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

The Italian's biggest win is undoubtedly his stage victory in the 2007 Giro d'Italia, but he also earned wins in races like the Vuelta a Murcia, the Tour of Qatar, the Vuelta a Andalucia and the Tour de Wallonie.

"I am proud of what I have done," Napolitano wrote on Instagram. "I want to thank all of you for the encouragements. I also want to thank the teams I rode for, but also my family and those closest to me in joy and sadness.

"I don't know what the future will bring yet. First I will focus on my family, something I have barely done in the last years. All the best for 2018."
Image: Wanty-Groupe Gobert logo


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