Allan Peiper will not remain in the UAE to focus on his fight against cancer

The UAE Emirates team announced on Monday that Allan Peiper, one of its sporting directors, will not continue with the team next season to focus entirely on cancer treatment. He has been fighting for the last six years. Peiper, 61, retired as sporting director after this year’s Paris-Roubaix dispute and the UAE expected him to continue with the team as an advisor.

Peiper himself announced the news in this way through a statement released by the team. “The cancer treatment that I have undergone in the last six years has taken a heavy toll on me both mentally and physically. So much so that right now I don’t feel like I can do my job the way I want. “

Peiper also had words of gratitude for the UAE for the treatment received these last three seasons and the detail of having him despite his illness. “The last three years with UAE Emirates have been a wonderful experience. The team knew about my illness and yet they offered me the opportunity and gave me great support and understanding for which I am very grateful.”

In this way Peiper forcibly disassociates himself from cycling after ten seasons as a professional cyclist in which he managed to win stages in Paris-Nice, Criterium de Dauphiné and Giro d’Italia, before make the leap as sports director at Davitamon-Lotto in 2005 and at BMC from 2012 until the team’s disappearance to join UAE Emirates in 2019.

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