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Andrew Pinfold Retires from the Pro Peloton

by pedalmag.com

September 29, 2011 – Thirty-three-year-old Canadian rider Andrew Pinfold (UnitedHealthcare) announced his retirement from professional cycling yesterday, according to a tweet, which read: “Made it official. I am retiring from professional cycling. Thank you to a sport that has given me so much.”

A 4-time member of the Canadian National team some of Pinner’s (his nickname in the pro peloton) career highlights include 1st at the Dana Point GP in 2010; 2nd on Stage 6 at the 2011 Tour de Beauce; 1st in the Omnium at the 2011 Tour de Delta; 3rd on Stage 7 at the 2008 Tour of Georgia; two 2nd-place stage finishes at the 2007 Tour of Missouri; and winner of the 2008 Toronto Criterium.

Pinfold also had huge success in his home province of B.C., winning many stages of the prestigious BC Superweek along a slew of other podium finishes. He’s also one of the “old guard” on the illustrious Symmetrics team, which saw National Champ Svein Tuft and Christian Meier among its ranks.

Pedal joins the cycling community in wishing Pinfold the best of luck in his future endeavours.





1 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Aroundo, ON, Canada says:

    It’s a wonder how Canadian cyclists reach the “big time” with none or poor coaching during their early years in the sport. These gifted Canadian bike racers would have been super pros if they were developed in Europe or Australia. The Australians and now the English are showing the world what can be done with a proper “LONG TERM” coaching program and approach. At least in Ontario cycling and coaching is rediscovered and reinvented every year by self proclaimed coaches who were never properly coached as bike racers themselves. The coach, racer, coach, racer, coach chain was broken years ago and has to restart for “REAL” champions to be produced. It’s going to take at least 30 years unless we hire some “REAL”coaches from Europe or Australia..

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