Johannes Fröhlinger puts an end to 13-year career
Nov 15 2019 08:00 pm CET

Johannes Fröhlinger puts an end to 13-year career
Johannes Fröhlinger puts an end to 13-year career
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German rider Johannes Fröhlinger has announced his retirement from cycling after a 13-year career.

The rider started his career at the German team Gerolsteiner and from there he moved to Milram for two seasons. In 2011 he signed for the team currently known as Sunweb, where he finished his career in the professional peloton.

Fröhlinger is an all-round rider that didn't have any problem by working for others and the highlights of his career are the second place at the fifth stage in the 2008 Giro d'Italia and the third place at the Andorra-Arcalis stage in the 2009 Tour de France.

The German will remain a close part of the sport as he will pursue a career as a trainer. "As a teenager, I dreamed of becoming a professional cyclist and I’m really happy to have spent so many years living my dream," Fröhlinger commented. "I could have never imagined participating in one Grand Tour, but today I look back on 15 three-week-long races, ten of which were at the Vuelta, which is really special.

"I’m thankful and proud to look back on my 13-year professional career at the highest level. A special thanks goes to Team Sunweb: I spent the main part of my career over here and shared unforgettable moments."

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef also commented on the German's retirement. "We’ve spent a lot of good years with Johannes since he joined the team in 2011. He’s always been a rider that is willing to work in support of others and be there for the team when called upon," he said.

"He’s been a strong part of the team’s development from where we started until now, using his experience and role within the team to help and guide the younger riders both on and off the bike at races. It’s been a real pleasure to have him within our ranks and he will always be a close friend of the team. We wish him the best of luck for the future."