Bigla abuse allegations: former rider describes racing despite 'total loss of control' following concussion

Doris Schweizer, now racing for Virtu Cycling, says title sponsor Bigla has never contacted her to ask questions about the allegations of abuse

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Former Cervelo-Bigla rider Doris Schweizer has described racing despite concussion which caused a 'total loss of control', in a statement made about abuse at the team.

Team owner and manager Thomas Campana was accused of abuse of power on several counts following the 2015 season, with complaints including intimidation, fat shaming, ignoring medical conditions and manipulation.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.