Jempy Drucker crossing the finish line as stage winner during the Spanish Vuelta. / © AFP
The Luxembourgish cyclist made the announcement via twitter on Monday afternoon.
Drucker penned an emotional letter addressed related to his love for cycling, in which he reveals the struggles he has faced since the beginning of the pandemic: "I wish I could have finished in a better way, with a better season and a proper final race." He further expressed his sincere gratitude for all those who supported him along the way of his career.
Over the course of his career, Drucker had professional contracts with Wanty - Groupe Gobert, BMC, Bora-hansgrohe, and Cofidis. He participated in the Giro d'Italia once and three times in the Vuelta a España.
He won six races in total, including two stages at the Tour de Luxembourg and one at the Vuelta. He further came second in the general table of the Tour de Luxembourg once. Drucker was also known to be a dedicated team mate and reliable supporter of his team leaders.
Aside from road cycling, Drucker can look back on an equally successful cyclo-cross career. He came eighth during the youth world cup in 2006, riding in the "espoir" category.