Vasil Kiryienka has run his last race as a professional. It grants his team, Ineos, Thursday on its website.
the Reason why is a heart defect that kept the 38-year-old hviderusser out at the beginning of last season.
He however came strong again and won the time trial at the European Games in their home country, which was to be his last victory.
But in the end it went not to continue his career with hjerteproblemerne.
- This is a really sad day for me, but it is the right decision based on the advice I have been given by the medical staff.
- I have had a wonderful career and enjoyed every minute of that ride with this team.
- It has been an incredible journey, and I am grateful for the support I have received throughout my career, " says Kiryienka.
Vasil Kiryienka was known for both his biter and as a formidable tempokører that in the forefront of the field took violent guides for its captains. Most visible to the general public in the Tour de France, where he was a founding member of the overall victory for Chris Federer in 2013, 2016, and 2017. He was also a part of the Sky-the crew behind the britens triumph in the Giro d'italia in 2018.
In 2015, got its biggest victory when he was world champion in the time trial in the u.s. Richmond.
in Addition, he was national champion in the individual time trial five times, as he has won two stages in the Giro d'italia and a Vuelta a España.
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