Anthony Charteau to retire three years after winning Tour de France polka dot jersey

Last Updated: 06/08/13 2:47pm

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Anthony Charteau won the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France in 2010

Anthony Charteau won the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France in 2010

Former Tour de France mountains classification winner Anthony Charteau is to retire at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old Frenchman has "the impression I haven't seen my children grow up" and will race for the final time at the Tour de Vendee on October 6.

Charteau, who rides for Europcar, won the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France in 2010, but has struggled to recapture that form.

He said: "I want to stop with the memory that I didn't do one season too much. I now have two months to try to get results."

Charteau turned professional in 2001 and won stages at the Volta a Catalunya, Route de Sud and Tour de Normandie in the 13-year career.

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