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The fleeting as unexpected departure of Marc Hirschi from Team DSM (formerly Sunweb) caught 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 Swiss 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 for me to leave was there. I’m here now, 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 video conference with different media.
While everything points to nor there was an 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 in the Emirates. While waiting for a vaccine that the rest of his teammates have already received (he came to the team later), Hirschi confirmed his main goals in 2021: “The big goals, the Classics of the Ardennes 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 I 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 runner than the general classification and I was more of a one-day cyclist. I need more time and bigger laps in my legs to make the change, I don’t want to force it. I prefer to focus on what I’m doing right 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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