Emma Trott announced at the end of Stage 4 of the Women's Tour that she would retire from the sport. The 24 year old who is a member of the Boels Dolmans team crossed the line in tears yesterday as she prepared to make the announcement.
Constantly referred to as 'the sister of Laura Trott' it can't have been an easy path for the rider, who is in her own right an extremely talented athlete. Emma explained that she has fallen out of love with the sport and a personal tragedy at the beginning of the year forced her to put things into perspective.
Although she does not receive the same media attention as her sister, Emma has enjoyed huge success in her career. She has riden on top teams alongside world class cyclists such as Marianne Vos, Ellen Van Dijk, Lizzie Armitstead, Nicole Cooke and Emma Pooley. She cites her biggest achievement as her win in the time trial stage of the Gracia-Orlova race in 2010 where she took victory over Marianne Vos.
— Emma Trott (@EmmaTrott1989) May 11, 2014
Since the announcement, Emma's Twitter page has been awash with support from some of the best known names in the industry. We would also like to extend our best wishes to this fantastic girl and wish her all the best.
Huge congrats to @EmmaTrott1989 on her retirement from racing after tomorrow! Fantastic career & a lot of fun too, you will be missed Emma x
— Dame Sarah Storey (@DameSarahStorey) May 10, 2014
I love my sister very much