Tara Gins denied management role due to previous modeling photoshoots

Tara Gins
Tara Gins had work withdrawn because of a previous photoshoot (Image credit: Tara Gins)

Tara Gins, a retired professional rider from Belgium, has alleged that a verbal agreement between her and a men’s amateur domestic team to become a directeur sportif was withdrawn due to images taken of her as part of a previously paid Playboy modeling shoot or a Belgian calendar.

Gins, 30, who rode in the women’s pro ranks between 2016 and 2020, and became the race director for the women’s version of Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne, also alleges that she was assaulted in the past by men within cycling teams. She took to Instagram to tell her story, and later spoke to Cyclingnews for an exclusive interview.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.