Team Sunweb’s Roy Curvers is to hang up his wheels after this weekend’s Paris-Tours, retiring from the professional peloton after a stellar 12 year career with the team.
The rider from Haelen has been with the team since turning professional back in 2008 and has been part of the team’s many successes throughout the years. Curvers’ took his only career win at a tough edition of Halle-Ingooigem in 2011, where he launched a perfectly timed attack in the finale after being part of a strong group that got clear in the last ten kilometres of the race.
A strong one-day racer and sprinter, Curvers evolved throughout his career into an important lead out rider and one of the best road captains in the peloton; proving himself to be an integral part of the team. Under his tutelage, the team wrote in their history books, taking their first ever Grand Tour stage win at the 2011 Vuelta a España and Monument wins in 2015 at both Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix. Curvers was part of many more successes, contributing to over 70 wins and countless memories with the team throughout his career.
Despite taking a step back from racing, Curvers will stay close to home as he takes up a role within the team as a coach, utilising his years of experience to work with Team Sunweb. Looking ahead, Curvers is excited about the new direction that his career is taking and is happy to stay within the team that he has been with since 2008.