'Manipulation, intimidation, fat shaming, bullying...': allegations made against women's team manager

Dutch paper highlights allegations against Cervélo-Bigla

Cervélo-Bigla team at the 2018 Tour of Norway (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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An article in a Dutch newspaper has accused the manager of the women’s Cervélo-Bigla women’s team of conducting a “reign of terror” on his riders. The article in de Volkskrant reports incidents of questionable or unethical treatment by team owner Thomas Campana.

The article also details how the UCI Ethics Commission were consulted but failed to take any action, despite the issues being referred there by the organisation’s own women’s cycling coordinator.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.