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Cyclist Katrin Garfoot announces retirement

18 July 2018

Queensland-based Katrin Garfoot has decided it’s the right time to pull the pin on her racing career.

The 36-year-old had a short but incredible seven years of racing after her husband gave her the encouragement to start her cycling career.

“My cycling career was an intense time for me and now I want to enjoy life with my friends and family. I thanks everyone involved and everyone who supported me,” Garfoot said.

“A lot of people asked me ‘what comes next for you’. I am not certain of what that is, but I am taking my time to mill over some ideas and see what comes of it,” said Garfoot.

During her short sting, Garfoot won three world championship medals and joined Michael Rogers as the only Australians to win three elite medals at the world road championships.

Her last race was the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where she won gold for the time trial and was part of the team that helped Chloe Hosking win the road race.

The QAS would like to with Katrin all the best with her future endeavours.

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18 July 2018