Jelle Vanendert comes full circle at the GP of Wallonia: “I wanted to stop my career in Belgium”


The Limburger will end his career where it all started for him 15 years ago.

Jelle Vanendert is a quiet man, at peace with himself when it comes to hanging up the last bib of his career. “I now know that I won’t have to hurt myself in training anymore. I’m more relaxed, I know that I won’t need to perform well in the following races. I’m not afraid of the aftermath. , even if I have a lot of questions about what will happen next. I’m curious to see how it’s going to turn out, it’s fun to think about it “, argues the 36-year-old Limburger.

This Wednesday, the rider Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB will close a chapter in his life that began 23 years ago and more than 14 years ago among professionals. With the conviction that he made the right choice. “The decision was matured as the year went on until I made it definitively. At first you start to struggle with the sacrifices and then you think about the family you leave too often.”, assures the stage winner on the Tour de France 2011.

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