2014 was a sad year for many cycling fans as their favorite rider, Jens Voigt finally decided to hang up the wheels and retire from professional bike racing. Over a long career highlighted by GrandTour stage victories, crazy breakaways, even crazier quotes & dedicated teamwork we've put together some of our favorite photos of that period to bring you this special, Jens Voigt in pictures.
With Jens Voigt now retired it's interesting to look back at our interview from this time last year when our own Alastair Hamilton sat down with Jensie at the Trek pre-season training camp in Spain to talk about his career and his plans for 'One Last Attack'.
At 42 Jens Voigt is heading into his last season as a professional cyclist. Throughout his career he has been one of the ‘strongmen’ of the peloton, chasing breaks, fetching water bottles and every now and again; winning a race. A nice guy with a punishing nature; no more “shut up legs” from Jensie.
Taking win number 66 on Thursday, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK’s Jens Voigt sprinted away from the breakaway with 5km to go and won stage five on the 185.7km/115.4mi route from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach stage in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California.
Photo Report: On a day that was expected to be a simple sprint stage, Jens Voigt produced a masterful ride and the GC was turned on its head. Our photographer Darrell Parks was right there in the thick of the action to catch these spectacular images.
Stage 7 in the Deutschland tour, it’s the time trial and the classification honours are on the line. Jens Voigt, the German powerhouse has proved unstoppable so far in the tour, can he continue his run of wins into the time trial?