Retired Belgian pro refused DS work on men's team because of 'inappropriate' photos

Tara Gins says an unnamed men's team revoked a verbal agreement for work in light of 'inappropriate' photos taken during a paid modelling shoot

Tara Gins (Tara Gins/Instagram)

A retired Belgian pro has accused an unnamed professional men's team of revoking a verbal offer for work as a sports director on the basis of "inappropriate" photos posted during a paid modelling shoot.

Tara Gins, who rode for UCI teams before retiring at the end of 2018, has also spoken out about being sexually assaulted during her racing days, asking why those people are able to have jobs within the sport while she has been denied this particular role.

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