Angel Vicioso to announce his retirement
Jul 28 2017 08:05 pm CET

Angel Vicioso to announce his retirement

Katusha-Alpecin's Angel Vicioso is set to announce his retirement as a professional rider next week.

The Spaniard is set to retire after 19 years in the peloton. "The decision of my retirement is mine. I feel physically good, but sometimes I get doubts: My mind tells me to back off, but mainly to be with my family", said the rider to the Heraldo de Aragon.

The newspaper of his home region reports that Vicioso is ready to say farewell to the life as a pro rider in order to spend more time with his family.

The rider has been in 17 Grand Tours, 25 one-day races and has earned 20 victories as a professional. His biggest win was at the third stage of the 2011 Giro d'Italia, a victory with a bitter-sweet taste because that same day Wouter Weylandt died during one of the descents.

Vicioso was part of the teams Kelme-Costa Blanca, Once-Eroski, Relax-Gam, LA-MSS, Andalucia-Cajasur, Androni Giocattoli and Katusha-Alpecin, where he will finish his days as a professional.
Photo of Angel Vicioso by Katusha-Alpecin