List of riders retiring from pro cycling in 2022

The 2022 season can be termed, for many, the end of an era. With the rise of new generations, packed with riders performing at the very highest level of cycling already in their early 20's, it has left little room for many veterans to keep chasing their best results. Here you find a full list of riders from World Tour and Pro Teams retiring in the 2022 season.

This edition of Il Lombardia saw the goodbye of two long-standings stars of the peloton: Alejandro Valverde and Vincenzo Nibali. Paris-Tours saw Philippe Gilbert also race for the las time in his pro career, three riders that have been incredibly influential over the 2010's in a list that also includes Niki Terpstra, Richie Porte and Tom Dumoulin who ended his career back in August following mental health complications and the inability to return to his best level.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team);
Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal);
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team);
Richie Porte (INEOS Grenadiers);
Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma);
Giovanni Visconti (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè);
Niki Terpstra (TotalEnergies);
Mikel Nieve (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA);
Tanel Kangert (Team BikeExchange - Jayco);
Sebastian Langeveld (EF Education-EasyPost);

Jonathan Hivert (B&B Hotels-KTM);
Anthony Roux (Groupama - FDJ);
Alexandre Geniez (TotalEnergies);
Romain Hardy (Arkéa Samsic);
Cameron Meyer (Team BikeExchange - Jayco);
Mathias Brändle (Israel - Premier Tech);
Alex Dowsett (Israel - Premier Tech);
Dimitri Claeys (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux);
Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team);
Ben King (Human Powered Health)

Quentin Jauregui (B&B Hotels-KTM);
Antoine Duchesne (Groupama - FDJ);
Sam Bewley (Team BikeExchange - Jayco);
Juraj Sagan (TotalEnergies);
Nathan Brown (Human Powered Health);
Aritz Bagües (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA);
Morten Hulgaard (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team);
Guy Niv (Israel - Premier Tech);
Kévin van Melsen (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux);
Álvaro Cuadros (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA);
Tomas Trainini (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè);
Kristian Kulset (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team).

Davide Rebellin, at 51 years of age and 30 as a professional cyclist, has also decided to pull the plug on his career, which has spanned over the course of many different generations. On the women's side, the following are also hanging up their wheels in 2022:

Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling);
Leah Kirchmann (Team DSM);
Emilie Moberg (Le Col - Wahoo);
Pernille Mathiesen (Cofidis Women Team);
Demi de Jong (Parkotel Valkenburg);
Tanja Erath (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB);
Belén López (Massi - Tactic Women Team);
Kylie Waterreus (Lotto Soudal Ladies).

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