Wout Van Aert terminates contract with Veranda's Willems-Crelan
Sep 18 2018 07:08 am CET

Wout Van Aert terminates contract with Veranda's Willems-Crelan
Wout Van Aert terminates contract with Veranda's Willems-Crelan
Wout Van Aert (c) Veranda's Willems-Crelan

Cyclocross World Champion Wout Van Aert has decided to terminate unilaterally his contract with Sniper Cycling, Veranda's Willems-Crelan.

The rider was not happy with the fusion of the Belgian team with the Dutch Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij and he was very vocal about it. Van Aert had a contract until the end of 2019 and after that he was set to turn more to road cycling and join a WorldTour team, rumours commented that to LottoNL-Jumbo.

The Belgian rider was unhappy by the lack of communication of the team and the uncertainty of his future within the team.

"Wout Van Aert has unilaterally terminated his contract with Sniper Cycling on Monday evening September 17, 2018," said the team in a press release. "This decision came despite the fact that the team management tried to unblock the situation last week, e.g. by offering him an improved contract for 2019.

"Van Aert did not accept this proposal and has opted to terminate his contract unilaterally with immediate effect. The team management regrets that decision. This matter is now in the hands of our counsellors. No further comment will be made in the meantime. However, as pointed out repeatedly, we wish to clarify that we will be a ProContinental cycling team in 2019 regardless."




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