Powers, Heule (and his kids) and Field on the podium at Gloucester for Day 1.

Powers, Heule (and his kids) and Field on the podium at Gloucester for Day 1.

Today, Swiss National Champion Christian Heule announced his retirement from cyclocross to his Twitter followers, saying, “Announcing my retirement today. Looking forward to the last  two races with Tokio Cyclocross and GvA Oostmalle. Future is ready for my Job at Swiss Stop. After turning pro in 1998, I raced a lot on the road until I focused back on cyclocross in 2002. I’m happy to say there are a lot of good memories.”

Heule has had a stellar season both in the US and abroad, starting with a win in the first US cyclocross race of the season, QuadCross. He followed it up by outsprinting Jeremy Powers at Day 1 of Gloucester and later with a win on Day 2 of NBX, the last day of the Shimano Series in New England.