Geert Verheyen set to retire at the age of 38 after 18 years in the professional ranks. Verheyen was notified in mid-October that he would not receive a contract extension with Landbouwkrediet.
“In recent months, I have had contacted with several teams, but failed to find a different team,” Verheyen said.
Verheyen debuted in 1994 as a pro at Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx. He then raced for, Lotto, Rabobank and Quick Step. Since 2009 he has raced for his current Landbouwkrediet team. Verheyen took part in the Tour de France four times. He also rode the Giro and the Vuelta twice. He also took stage victories in the Route du Sud and the Circuit Franco-Belge.