Simon Geschke seeks reassurance from team that he won't get 'banned' for having a beard

Light-hearted exchange between Simon Geschke and Team Sunweb comes after a Belgian team director said that he would ban his riders from sporting an 'unhygienic' beard

Simon Geschke of Team Sunweb.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Pro rider Simon Geschke sought some reassurance from Team Sunweb via social media that he isn't about to be banned from competing due to his beard.

The German rider's mock concern over his facial hair stems from a recent article in newspaper Het Nieuwsblad written by Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise team sports director and former pro Walter Planckaert.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.