Van Gansen given nearly three-year suspension in Health Mate abuse case

Health Mate Ladies Team (UCI Women's Team)
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Patrick Van Gansen has been handed a partially retroactive suspension of two years and seven months by the UCI Disciplinary Commission following a guilty verdict in the Health Mate-Cyclelive abuse case that shocked the professional cycling world in 2019. 

The former team manager was found to have violated the sport governing body’s Code of Ethics in the multiple-complaint harassment and abuse case but will be eligible to return to the sport on December 31, 2022. Van Gansen will need to take a course addressing the matter of workplace sexual harassment, to be provided by a recognized professional institute, should he wish to apply for a licence after his suspension has been served.

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