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Marc Hirschi

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,863
    Not really.

    DSM are known to be ultra strict to the point intrusion into riders private life. Some riders like this. Many don't particularly those that can get treated like adults elsewhere. They have a history of quickly losing their star riders before their contract is up as they find it suffocating (as people close to Hirschi have described it) and underpaid.

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  • Cycling podcast were talking about this in the latest episode
  • josame said:
    A footnote to that rather skimpy, re-hash piece is as it states in it's final line: Hirschi was on the startlist of both the Faun-Ardèche Classic and the Royal Bernard Drome Classic.
    Yesterday, his name disappeared.

    As it stands, this isn't that suspicious as a number of big names have scratched this week, including both Mollema and Pinot.
    Strade Bianche, next Saturday, is his new season opener, so watch that space....
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  • josamejosame Posts: 1,057
    The need for an NDA 🤔
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,494
    josame said:

    The need for an NDA 🤔

    That's absolutely standard when employment is terminated early.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,700 Lives Here
    RichN95. said:

    Not really.

    DSM are known to be ultra strict to the point intrusion into riders private life. Some riders like this. Many don't particularly those that can get treated like adults elsewhere. They have a history of quickly losing their star riders before their contract is up as they find it suffocating (as people close to Hirschi have described it) and underpaid.

    I believe DSM stands for Die Stasi Mannschaft

    Wrong language....
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,863



    Wrong language....


    The team is technically German


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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,318
    edited 28 February
    Okay, so now he's been scratched from both Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice, next weekend plus Milan San Remo.
    Debut pushed back to Catalunya on March 22nd..........
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  • ProssPross Posts: 26,985
    Really hope there's nothing to it. The team change was a bit odd but I don't like jumping to conclusions.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,700 Lives Here

    Okay, so now he's been scratched from both Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice, next weekend plus Milan San Remo.
    Debut pushed back to Catalunya on March 22nd..........

    Hmmmm
  • Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,700 Lives Here

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,326

    Okay, so now he's been scratched from both Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice, next weekend plus Milan San Remo.
    Debut pushed back to Catalunya on March 22nd..........

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  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
    It really really does! hmmm there may be more to this than meets the eye. Perhaps he's just out of shape
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,059
    d...does it tho?

    I'd have said Strade Bianchi (and the Ardennes Classics) are more his scene
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,494

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
    Does it? He's more of an Ardennes type rider, who usually forsake MSR as the Poggio isn't hard enough to get rid of better sprinters.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,700 Lives Here
    andyp said:

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
    Does it? He's more of an Ardennes type rider, who usually forsake MSR as the Poggio isn't hard enough to get rid of better sprinters.
    Yeah you're right.

    Confusing myself.

    I just thought of that first week tour stage where Alaphilippe beat him in the sprint and figured "yeah, they're the same".
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,059
    I'm not saying I wouldn't jump out of my chair to shout at the telly if he attacked over the Poggio mind...
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