Tom Stamsnijder (Team Sunweb) has announced his retirement from professional cycling due to a persistent injury which prevents him from performing at the highest level.
During his time with Team Sunweb, 33-year-old Stamsnijder was a part of numerous successes with 12 Grand Tours and 18 Classics under his belt. The Dutchman was a part of Team Sunweb’s Giro d’Italia and Paris-Roubaix winning teams and was a vital support rider for many other top results for the team.
Stamsnijder said: “I look back on a really great career. Together with the team we’ve reached so many highs and I’m thankful to have been a part of that. After 12 years on the highest level this is my moment to quit. I’ve had some problems with an injury over the past one and a half years which hasn’t been easy.
“I’m really looking forward to focusing on my career outside of being a professional rider and I’m happy to have the opportunity to start a new chapter in my career with the team’s partner, DSM. My role at DSM will involve analysing their recent innovations in nutritional ingredients, materials and suncare products, to see if these can enhance performance within Team Sunweb.”