Lotto Dstny CEO: "The case of Cian is distressing and very bad for cycling"

Settled a few weeks ago, with his transfer to Team Visma | Lease a Bike, the Cian Uijtdebroeks affair has caused a lot of talk in the cycling world. Symbolizing for some a change of era and the growing influence of agents in the world of cycling, this change of team of the young Belgian was mentioned by Stéphane Heulot, the general manager of Lotto Dstny, during an interview at RTBF.

"The case of Cian is distressing and very bad for cycling. From the moment we do not respect the contract, we slide down a dangerous slope," explains Heulot.

"We had the case with Caleb Ewan this summer, but it's different. We could respect the contract if he wanted but both parties agreed to part ways," he specifies about the story which was turning heads since this summer.

Heulot also denounces the AIGCP president, Richard Plugge's methods. "If we have a president who doesn't respect the rules, it's difficult to trust," he notes, before revealing that the Dutch team had tried, during the off-season, to recruit one of its contracted riders using the same process as for Cian Uijtdebroeks. "They tried to do the same thing here with Andreas Kron. It’s annoying."

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