This story is shared with permission from Rally Cycling.After eight seasons with the Rally Cycling team spread across a 13-year career, Ryan Anderson is stepping away from road racing. The likable Canadian was there when Scott Zwizanski won the Vuelta Ciclista al Uruguay in 2009 as Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast, he soared to the podium at the USA Pro Challenge and the Tour of Alberta under the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies banner, and was a vital cog in the teams European expansion as Rally Cycling. In his final Things With interview, we roll back the tape on his storied career.When I started racing, I had no idea what a grand tour or the Classics were. Looking back on it, it blows my mind that I had the opportunity to race the Vuelta in 2016. I began on the MTB in Alberta, Canada at age 10. My parents would drive me around to all the Alberta cup races. By the end of my junior year, I was already racing on the road banging bars in Alberta and BC. Im sure I did all sorts of crazy reckless moves in the races. I really had no idea what I was doing but I had a decent sprint finish which served me well transferring to the road.I will really miss my time with the team around the dinner table and the bus. All the banter between everyone, I missed that already this year. I have a lot of good friends and relationships in…
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