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April 04, 2004

Museeuw countdown: 3 races to retirement

VeloNews | The lion in winter: Museeuw nears the end of his road

Thirty-nine-year-old Johann Museeuw finished with the main field in today's Tour of Flanders, a race he has won 3 times. Museeuw is in the middle of a farewell tour of the spring classics, with 3 dates to go, including next weekend's Paris-Roubaix, where he has a chance to join Roger De Vlaeminck as the only riders ever to win four times.

VeloNews editorial director John Wilcockson offers up a profile of the Lion of Flanders, who joined the pro peloton in 1988:

Museeuw has been Belgium's best and most consistent bike racer for the past dozen years. He had eight podium finishes at the Tour of Flanders between 1991 and 2002, and a year ago he was planning to end his career with another shot at the record fourth win. But he fell sick just before La Ronde for the first time, and so he decided to extend his career into 2004.

Posted by Frank Steele on April 4, 2004 | Permalink

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