"Probably a month and a half ago I realized that I would not return to cycling as a professional. Unfortunately, it makes no sense to continue racing," the former Trek - Segafredo rider, who started a Grand Tour four times in his career, says in conversation with Herning Folkeblade. "I had hoped to cycle for many more years, so it's an incredibly frustrating situation."
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The worst part for Eg, is that these heart issues seemingly have unknown origins. "Of course, you always hope for a clear explanation in these kinds of cases, but I haven't really been able to get it yet, so this uncertainty doesn't make things any more fun. It was a difficult process," he explains.
"A great guy who has unfortunately been hit several times by accidents and long periods of injury. It just hasn't really worked out for Niklas at Uno-X, but there are no hard feelings. Niklas is all smiles and a really good heart. Thank you Niklas!” Uno-X wrote as a departing message to Eg back in August when it was announced he would be leaving the team, though it of course wasn't known at the time he'd also be leaving the peloton for good.