The Professional Continental Team Skil-Shimano announced that it has terminated its contract with Christian Müller.
It is "with immediate effect. The reason is the rider's conduct and attitude as part of the Skil-Shimano cycling team, which are harmful to the team's interests and potentially to Skil-Shimano's reputation. A constructive, professional collaboration within the guidelines formulated by the team has often proved impossible this season."
The team emphasized that "this decision is completely unrelated to any suspicions of doping."
Müller, 25, joined the Dutch team this season after riding for Team CSC for two years. He won the German and European U-23 Time Trial Championships in 2004 and the German U23 road title in 2003. While with the CSC, the young German won the ProTour team time trial in Eindhoven.