19 May 2021

34-year-old professional cyclist from team EF Education First, Mitch Docker, has announced his retirement from the pro peloton at the end of 2021 via an Instagram post on Monday night.

In 2006, Docker made his Santos Tour Down Under debut for the United Water-Australia U/23 team where he finished 9th after the 147km stretch from Willunga to Willunga in Stage 4.

Docker returned to race in the Santos Tour Down Under another five times, where he raced for the UniSA Australia team in 2007 and 2011, and EF Education First in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

2020 Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 6
2020 Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 6

Throughout his career, Docker represented Australia at four World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He told Cycling Tips José Been - “That was a proud moment because you know you are from one of the strong countries and are one of the strongest riders. It means you did something right!” 

Docker plans to return to his hometown in Melbourne with his family after seeing out his 13-year career, which will end on the Roubaix velodrome in October. 

 

The Santos Tour Down Under is part of the UCI World Tour and UCI Women's ProSeries 

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