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Katrin Garfoot retires from cycling

Garfoot retires from cycling

12/07/2018 at 16:30Updated 12/07/2018 at 16:32

Australian rider Katrin Garfoot has announced her retirement with immediate effect.

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"I am content with my journey over the past few years. I thank everyone involved and everyone who supported me," Garfoot announced in a press release issued by Cycling Australia.

"After the Commonwealth Games I wanted to see if life swept me up and it sort of has. I did not feel like training anymore. My cycling career was an intense time for me and now I want to enjoy life with my friends and family. A lot of people asked me 'what comes next for you'. I am not certain of what that is, but I am taking my time to mull over some ideas and see what comes of it."

Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake led the tributes for Garfoot.

"From her first race with her local club to the absolute pinnacle representing her adopted country at the Olympic and World Championships, Kat has had an amazing cycling journey. While Kat's international results are worthy of high praise, it is her passion, dedication and commitment to excellence that will be her lasting legacy.

"Kat is clearly a gifted athlete, but she has also provided a great example to women that it is never too late to try competitive cycling. We wish Kat all the best in the next chapter of her life and we hope to see her around a bike race very soon."

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