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Female riders retiring at the end of the 2021 season

Every year a host of riders retire from the top level of the sport, but this year’s retirement list contains a few big hitters. Anna van der Breggen is one of the best of this generation of riders with only a couple of others in that conversation. Kirsten Wild is a different type of rider but she’s also one of the best ever sprinters of the women’s peloton. Trixi Worrack has been a staple of the women’s peloton for what feels like an eternity. She won the World Championship TT at the junior level way back in 1998. Jolien d’Hoore is another grandee of the sport who is retiring this off-season. She’s another who won a World Championship as a junior, back in 2008.

We know what some of these riders are doing in their retirement. Anna van der Breggen is heading for a Director Sportif role at SD Worx. Jolien d’Hoore will be doing the same role for the NXTG Racing team. Ruth Winder has been elected to a 4-year term as a representative on the UCI Athletes’ Commission. Dani Christmas has already begun commentating and this might be something she pursues further too.

There is talent all down this list and you could make a dream team squad from the riders on here.

Retiring women’s riders

Anna van der Breggen

Team: SD Worx

Wins: 63

Kirsten Wild

Team: Ceratizit WNT

Wins: 105

Trixi Worrack

Team: Trek – Segafredo

Wins: 45

Jolien d’Hoore

Jolien d’Hoore

Team: SD Worx

Wins: 48

Ruth Winder

Team: Trek – Segafredo

Wins: 17

Karol-Ann Canuel

Team: SD Worx

Wins: 6

Rossella Ratto

Team: Bingoal Casino – Chevalmeire

Wins: 3

Janneke Ensing

Janneke Ensing

Team: Team BikeExchange

Wins: 3

Lucy Kennedy

Team: Team BikeExchange

Wins: 8

Silvia Valsecchi

Team: BePink

Wins: 6

Maria Vittoria Sperotto

Team: A.R. Monex

Wins: 1

Emma White

Team: Rally Cycling

Wins: 2

Natalie van Gogh

Team: Bingoal Casino – Chevalmeire

Wins: 2

Julia Soek

Julia Soek

Team: Team DSM

Wins: 1

Dani Christmas

Team: Drops – Le Col

Wins: 1

Sara Penton

Team: Drops – Le Col

Wins: 1

Nancy van der Burg

Team: Team Jumbo Visma

Wins: 1

Roze Ammerlaan

Team: NXTG Racing

Wins: 0

Emily Wadsworth

Team: NXTG Racing

Wins: 0