UCI hires external agency to investigate abuse complaints against Patrick Van Gansen

Health Mate Ladies Team (UCI Women's Team)
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The UCI Ethics Commission has hired an external agency to investigate a series of abuse complaints lodged against Health Mate-Cyclelive women's team manager Patrick Van GansenCyclingnews understands that the agency's investigation is nearly complete and the Ethics Commission will soon make its decision either fully or partially public in accordance with its Code of Ethics.

The external agency is called the Sport Resolutions. It is an independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport based in the United Kingdom. According to its website, it has helped resolve cases such as the British Cycling Independent Review into the culture within British Cycling's world-class programme and UK Anti-Doping vs Jonathan Tiernan-Locke. 

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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.