In a significant announcement, Typhaine Laurance has revealed her decision to retire from professional cycling at just 25 years old. Laurance, who most recently raced with Lifeplus Wahoo, made the announcement via a heartfelt video on her social media platforms.
“It is time for me to say goodbye to my bike, to this passion that I have loved so much for twelve years now,” Laurance said. She fondly remembered August 22, 2015, the day she fulfilled her dream by becoming the Junior Champion of France. “This bike has given me so much. I have met extraordinary people, experienced incredible and unforgettable moments,” she continued.
Laurance’s career trajectory included stints with Breizh Ladies and Team Arkéa before her final year at Lifeplus Wahoo. Though she never captured the top podium in international events, her resilience was demonstrated through consistent performances. This season she secured a 12th place in the French Time Trial Championship, a 14th place at Le Samyn des Dames, and an 18th place in a stage at the Tour de Normandie. Her past accolades also included a victory in the Tour de Charente-Maritime in the Coupe de France and being named vice-champion of France in the espoirs time trial.
Her now-former team, Lifeplus Wahoo, expressed their sentiments in a public statement: “Congratulations on your career, Typhaine. We were so pleased to play a part in it, this year. Thanks for your trust, all your work, your dedication and your friendship. All the best for what’s coming next. Enjoy your retirement.”
Laurance has not yet revealed her plans post-retirement, but her early departure from the sport she passionately described as giving her “incredible and unforgettable moments” will undoubtedly leave a void in the peloton.