Hirschi: As soon as a rider succeeds, people think doping is behind it

CALELLA SPAIN MARCH 22 Start Podium Marc Hirschi of Switzerland and UAE Team Emirates during the 100th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2021 Stage 1 a 1784km stage from Calella to Calella Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation VoltaCatalunya100 on March 22 2021 in Calella Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)

A non-disclosure agreement means that Marc Hirschi remains unable to discuss his departure from Team DSM for UAE Team Emirates in detail but the Swiss rider has told L’Équipe that he is “learning to live” with the suspicions aroused by the sudden nature of his transfer.

In early January, Team DSM announced that they had terminated Hirschi’s contract with immediate effect. Four days later, UAE Team Emirates confirmed that they had signed Hirschi, who won Flèche Wallonne and a stage of the Tour de France during a breakthrough rescheduled 2020 season.

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