One of America’s most promising up and coming talents has announced a leave of absence from the sport for the remainder of the 2017 season. The Axeon Hagen’s Berman rider cites fatigue in his reason to take a leave and doesn’t wish to rush his development as a cyclist.
“This was an incredibly tough decision for me to make, but for my personal development I think it’s the best option. I want to take time to do other things that I’ve always been passionate about and finding a new balance between the sport I love and the rest of my life.”
“I’ll take the rest of the season to study and travel in Europe, and give myself the time and the space that I need to prepare myself for the future. There’s so much I want to achieve, not just in cycling but in life in general, and I want to make sure that I make the right calls at this stage of my career.
Adrien had a great ’16 season where he became the first American to win the Tour of Bretagne. Following that result he placed second on GC in the Tour of Utah.
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