After 12 seasons as a professional cyclist, Gavin Mannion has decided to hang up his wheels and move on to the next chapter of his career. Mannion, who has ridden for a number of top teams over the years, including Jelly Belly, UnitedHealthcare, and EF Education-Nippo, has had a successful and eventful career, and he leaves the sport with a number of impressive accomplishments to his name.
Career Development Story
Mannion made his professional debut in 2009, and over the course of his career, he has ridden for a number of top teams and competed in some of the most prestigious races in the world. He has had strong finishes at the Tour of California, the Tour of Utah, and the USA Pro Challenge, and he has also represented the United States at the World Championships.
But perhaps the most memorable moment of Mannion’s career came at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, where he won the mountains classification and earned the coveted King of the Mountains jersey. It was a moment that Mannion will never forget, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication that he has put into his cycling career.
He has a reputation for being a strong climber, and he has often been able to use his skills on the hills to his advantage in races. Mannion is also a strong time trialist, making him a versatile rider.
Despite his many successes, he has also faced his share of challenges and setbacks over the years.
In 2015, he was involved in a serious crash at the Tour of Utah, which left him with a number of injuries and forced him to miss the remainder of the season. But Mannion refused to let the accident define him, and he worked hard to come back stronger than ever.
Looking back on his time as a pro, he said, “I feel very grateful and fortunate to have been able to make a career out of something that I love. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has definitely been worth it. I’m excited to see what the next chapter of my life brings.”
The End is Always the Beginning of Something New
As he looks to the future, he is excited to explore new opportunities and to see what the next chapter of his life will bring. He has not yet announced his plans for the future, but he has indicated that he is interested in pursuing opportunities outside of cycling.
Whatever he decides to do, it is certain that he will approach it with the same determination and dedication that he brought to his cycling career.
Mannion’s departure from the sport marks the end of an era, but his contributions to the world of cycling will not be forgotten. He has left his mark on the sport, and his legacy as a rider will live on for years to come.