Theo Eltink Announces Retirement
28-year-old Dutch cyclist Theo Eltink has announced on his Website today that he will be retiring from the sport of cycling. His contract with Skil-Shimano was not renewed, and he has not been able to secure a new team for 2010. “I had hoped this last month that something suitable could come along…but to no avail. I have nothing to regret in my career. I have given it everything and can 100 percent look myself in the mirror,” Eltink said. Eltink turned pro in 2005 with Rabobank, and stayed there for four seasons. He moved to Dutch Pro Continental team Skil-Shimano in 2009. Eltink has completed both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España three times each, his best being 24th place in the 2006 Vuelta.