Marc Hirschi to earn 14 times his Sunweb salary at UAE Team Emirates, according to reports

'Sometimes he had the feeling that he was suffocating' a family member of the Swiss rider said

Marc Hirschi (@UAETeamEmirates/Fizza)

(Image credit: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli)

Although Marc Hirschi says he's not allowed to discuss his surprise late transfer from Team DSM to UAE Team Emirates, details of the move, as well as the reasons for it, have begun to emerge.

Most importantly, the talented rider whose breakthrough 2020 season saw him win a stage of the Tour de France, Flèche Wallonne, as well as make the podium at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Imola Road World Championships, will now pick up a salary 14 times what he was previously being paid, more befitting the 22-year-old's already impressive palmarès.

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