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Cyclist Stuart O'Grady retires

Updated: July 22, 2013, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Australian rider Stuart O'Grady has announced his retirement, one day after completing a record-tying 17th Tour de France.

The 39-year-old O'Grady ended a 19-year professional career after a strong performance by his Orica GreenEDGE team in this year's Tour. Teammate Simon Gerrans won the third stage and O'Grady stood on the podium when the Australian-based outfit won the team time-trial in the fourth stage.

O'Grady competed at six Olympics, winning a gold medal with Graeme ...

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