Haimar Zubeldia to retire after Clasica San Sebastian
Jul 17 2017 04:33 pm CET

Haimar Zubeldia to retire after Clasica San Sebastian

Spanish rider Haimar Zubeldia is set to retire from professional cyclism after this year's Clasica San Sebastian, which will take place on July 29th.

The 40-year-old announced his decision on the second rest day of the Tour de France, for which he was originally not selected but was called as a reserve following the positive doping test of Andre Cardoso.

Zubeldia joined the professional peloton at Euskaltel-Euskadi in 1998 and went on to spend 11 seasons as the Basque team. He later went on to represent Astana, Team RadioShack and his current team, Trek-Segafredo.

The Basque finished fifth in the 2003 Tour de France and improved from this result by taking fourth place in the 2007 edition. In total, he earned five top-ten spots in the Tour and one in the Vuelta a España.

Zubeldia did not win many races individually but did take overall victories at the Euskal Bizikleta in 2000 and the Tour de l'Ain in 2010.
Photo of Haimar Zubeldia by CyclingPub / Mary Cardenas


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