Van Aert wins legal battle and avoids paying €1.1 million in damages

Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert sprints to victory on stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France
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Wout van Aert has won his work tribunal case, avoiding the risk of having to pay €1.1 million in damages to his former Verandas Willems-Crelan manager Nick Nuyens. A judge in Mechelen, Belgium issued a verdict on Tuesday, ruling in favour of the former cyclo-cross world champion and recent Tour de France stage winner.

Nuyens had sought €1,150,000 (£991,719) after Van Aert unilaterally terminated his contract in September 2018 while the squad was negotiating its merger with Dutch team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij. 

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