Following an illustrious 18-year career in the pro peloton, Heinrich Haussler will retire from cycling and transition to a Sports Director. He leaves the peloton with 22 wins to his name, including two Grand Tour stage wins at Tour de France and Vuelta Espana, while also winning the Australian National Championship.
The decision comes following a routine annual UCI cardiac screening in December 2022, when the Medical Team at Bahrain Victorious noticed that Heinrich Haussler’s screening had changed from his previous screenings. This prompted a review by specialists in Germany and Italy.
After undergoing further cardiological investigations, there were various treatment options discussed with Heinrich. At 39 years old, and after a successful professional career in cycling, it was decided that the risks associated with continued elite level sport participation were greater than the benefits. Heinrich will continue in cycling as a Sports Director, where his knowledge, experience and passion for cycling will help to guide future generations of professional cyclists.