Hirschi's Law of Silence

The Swiss and his former team reached a conciliation agreement by which they would not publicly reveal the reason for their professional breakdown.


The fleeting and unexpected departure of Marc Hirschi from Team DSM (formerly Sunweb) took the cycling world by surprise. A bombshell for the new season that to this day remains a mystery. What is the real reason that Hirschi left the ranks of the German team to join the UAE? According to the Helvetian's last words, it seems that this question will remain unanswered.

"I can't say much because we have this settlement agreement, but in the end the opportunity that I could leave was there. Now I'm here, and I'm very happy that it worked. Now I will focus on the future. For me, in the end , now everything is perfect ", revealed Hirschi to Cyclingnews during a videoconference with different media.

While everything indicates that there was no agreement between the team and the rider on the salary demanded by Hirschi himself, the Swiss is already preparing the new course in the concentration that the UAE is carrying out for Emirates lands. While waiting for a vaccine that the rest of his teammates have already received (he later joined the team), Hirschi confirmed his main goals in 2021: "The big goals, the Ardennes Classics and the Olympic Games. Despite the pandemic , they are the same ".

It only remains to see the role that Hirschi will play in the UAE, since he will not enjoy as much freedom as in the Sunweb as he is destined to work for Tadej Pogacar in the Grand Tours. However, given the quality it treasures, it is possible that one day it will make the transfer from the classics to the three-week rounds. For the moment, without rushing: "Pogacar was always a bit more of a general runner and I was more of a one-day cyclist. I need more time and bigger laps on my legs to make the change, I don't want to force it. I prefer to focus on what I'm fine now ". In those classics in which he unfolds like a fish in water, it will be where we see the current champion of the Walloon Arrow in his maximum splendor ...

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