Andrew Pinfold Retires from the Pro Peloton
Andrew Pinfold (United Health Care) 2011 Tour de Delta men's overall winner © Greg Descantes
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.”
Dana Point GP Stage 1 podium (l-r) Schmitt 3rd, White 1st, Pinfold 2nd. © Brian Hodes, Velo Images
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 at Rosewell Crit © Jon Saftka
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.
- Andrew Pinfold (United Health Care) 2011 Tour de Delta men's overall winner © Greg Descantes
- Andrew Pinfold © Jon Saftka
- Dana Point GP Stage 1 podium (l-r) Schmitt 3rd, White 1st, Pinfold 2nd. © Brian Hodes, Velo Images
- Beauce Stage 6 podium © Jerome Gendreau
- Pinfold at Rosewell Crit © Jon Saftka
- Andrew Pinfold (Symmmetrics) wins Gastown © Greg Descantes
- Pinfold takes the Tour de Delta © Heinz Ruckemann
- Pinfold wins the TO Criterium © Oliver Meyn
- Buck Miller, Zach Bell, Andrew Pinfold at the TO Criterium © Oliver Meyn
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