Homework, punishments and limited massages: Did the strict rules at Team DSM contribute to Hirschi's departure?

Claims of a strict regime at Team DSM are said to have contributed to a number of star riders moving on to pastures new


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Details on the strict regime apparently implemented at Team DSM, formerly Sunweb, have been revealed, with claims that this played a part in the departure of both Michael Matthews and Marc Hirschi.

Hirschi was announced as a shock late signing for UAE Team Emirates yesterday after DSM announced they had terminated the Swiss rider's contract at the start of January. Meanwhile, Matthews left his contract a year early in order to sign with Mitchelton-Scott for the 2021 season.

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