Gerts fired by Tarteletto-Isorex and considering legal action
10 August 2019 11:03
Former BMC Racing rider Floris Gerts has been fired from the Tarteletto-Isorex team and is currently looking at mounting a legal challenge, according to a report on the Dutch website Wielerflits. Gerts, who won the Volta Limburg Classic as a neo-pro with BMC in 2016, joined the Belgian Continental team this year after a season at Pro Continental level with Roompot. Things quickly turned sour, with arguments over equipment, but the trigger for the dismissal came at the recent Tour de Wallonnie, where Gerts allegedly threatened a member of staff via a text message.ADVERTISEMENT "They were big words. I have not experienced something like that in 16 years," team manager Peter Bauwens told Wielerflits. "We were so decent to let him finish the Tour de Wallonie. In our decision to fire him, we didn't rush in, but all the team directors indicated that they no longer wanted to work with him. The UCI and KBWB [Belgian Cycling Federation] agreed with us 100 per cent." Gerts denied the allegation, saying: "I don't know what he is talking about. I can publish those WhatsApp conversations."
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