Aug 14, 2002
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From a press release:<BR><BR>Injuries Force Retirement for Leonardo Venega <BR><BR>With great sadness, it has become painfully apparent to me that I will have to end my professional racing career. Because of my street accident in July of 2001, my leg and my physical stamina have seriously degraded. I am not able to perform at my physical peak for the extended period of time that racing at the professional level requires.<BR><BR>So it becomes necessary for me to retire from active continuous participation at the professional level, that is the AMA. I am grateful for all the support that my sponsors have given me throughout my career. Without them, it would have been impossible.<BR><BR><BR>(Editorial Note: Venega has hit broadside by a car while riding his streetbike in Miami and suffered serious injuries.)