Team Sunweb's Tom Stamsnijder retires at 33
Nov 22 2018 09:12 pm CET

Team Sunweb's Tom Stamsnijder retires at 33
Team Sunweb's Tom Stamsnijder retires at 33
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Team Sunweb has announced the retirement of Tom Stamsnijder. A persistent injury puts an end to the career of the Dutchman.

The 33-year-old arrived to the currently known as Sunweb in 2012 after being part of Rabobank. During his time at the team, he was part of the rosters that took multiple successes in 12 Grand Tours and 18 Classics, including Tom Dumoulin's Giro d'Italia title and John Degenkolb's victory at Paris-Roubaix.

"I look back on a really great career," said Stamsneijder. "Together with the team we’ve reached so many highs and I’m thankful to have been a part of that. After 12 years on the highest level, this is my moment to quit. I’ve had some problems with an injury over the past 1,5 years which hasn’t been easy.

"I’m really looking forward to focusing on my career outside of being a professional rider and I’m happy to have the opportunity to start a new chapter in my career with the team’s partner, DSM. During my time on the bike, I realised how important innovation is. My role at DSM will involve analysing their recent innovations in nutritional ingredients, materials and suncare products, to see if these can enhance performance within Team Sunweb. I can’t wait to work on the crossroads of elite sports, high performance and innovation at DSM as a science-based company, becoming a part of the bridge between the team and DSM."

Sunweb's head coach Rudi Kemna showed the team's gratitude for the work of the rider. "We’re really grateful for the years we’ve had Tom as a rider in our team," he commented. "Both on and off the bike Tom was a valuable team player and had his share in many of the successes that we’ve had as a team.

"It’s great that he will continue to work closely with the team in his new challenge with our partner DSM; this is a really exciting opportunity for him and we are delighted to benefit from his experience through his new role."
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