Weening made his debut at the highest level at Rabobank in 2003. In 2005 he won a stage in the Tour in Gérardmer after a millimeter sprint against the German Andreas Klöden. Weening was also successful twice in the Giro in 2011 and 2014.
Weening was without an employer at the beginning of this year after Roompot-Charles had quit. In June the Frisian returned to the peloton. He got a contract until the end of the season with Trek-Segafredo, the team of Jasper Stuyven and Edward Theuns, among others.
That contract was not renewed, after which Weening decided to stop cycling. “I love this sport and this world, but after almost 20 years in the peloton I am now taking a rest,” says Weening.
“I am going to enjoy my life at home in Neerharen with my wife and our two children. I have some ideas for the future, but it is now too early to say anything about that.”