Specialized-lululemon’s Teutenberg Retires


The riders of Team Specialized-lululemon will be in New York on Thursday evening to help raise money for the Cyclekids program and while there, will celebrate the careers of Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Katie Colclough as they announce their retirement from the sport.

If you’re in New York, please join the Team at Tribeca Grill from 7-9pm on Thursday. Details can be found here: http://www.cyclekids.org/events/join-evelyn-stevens-and-her-team-celebrate-cycle-kids-nyc  Following the event we’ll head to Planet Rose on Avenue A to the retirement party.

Teutenberg announces her retirement after 32 years of racing. One of the most successful and most respected riders in the world, Ina won over 200 races in her career. Her victories include World Cups, National Championships with the highlights being Ronde Van Vlaanderen in 2009, the Liberty Classic four times and more recently the World TTT title in 2012. She announces her retirement after sitting out most of 2013 due to a bad crash early in the season. More of Ina’s credentials can be seen here: http://velociosports.com/team/ina-yoko-teutenberg/

“It’s not the way i wanted to retire from the sport,” said Teutenberg. “I have considered the option of racing one more season in 2014 just to be able to finish my career racing rather than due to injury, but i’ve decided it’s time now and I’m looking forward to life after racing and finding a new career.”

Colclough was also recently crowned TTT World Champion in Firenze, Italy. Starting racing on the track with the British Cycling when she was 14, Katie was successful both as a track riders and on the road with 2013 being her most successful. See Katie’s story here: http://velociosports.com/team/katie-colclough/

Team Specialized-lululemon management said, “Ina and Katie will both be dearly missed as riders on our team and within the peloton. We’re excited to be able to celebrate their careers in a small way whilst the team is together in New York City this week.”

Above Photo – Ina Wins the 2012 San Dimas Stage Race Criterium.

Photo © Christy Nicholson / EchelonDesignPhoto.com

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