GENEVA (AP) — American bicycle proprietor Quinn Simmons was suspended by the Trek-Segafredo workers on Thursday after posting antagonistic suggestions on social media in assist of President Donald Trump.
The 2019 junior freeway race world champion replied to a journalist from the Netherlands who had criticized Trump on Twitter.
“Regrettably, workers rider Quinn Simmons made statements on-line that we actually really feel are divisive, incendiary, and detrimental to the workers, expert biking, its followers, and the optimistic future we hope to help create for the sport,” Trek-Segafredo talked about in a press launch. ”(He) will not be racing for Trek-Segafredo until extra uncover.”
The 19-year-old rider reacted Wednesday when Dutch journalist José Been posted on Twitter that she hoped for her American friends that “this horrible presidency ends for you,” together with “in case you adjust to me and assist Trump, you probably can go.”
Simmons replied by writing “Bye” with an emoji of a dark-skinned hand waving.
When a separate account replied “Apparently a Trumper,” Simmons countered “That’s correct” with a United States flag picture.
Been later deleted her distinctive put up and wrote Thursday that she feels “horrible regarding the state of affairs and horrible for (at)QuinnSimmons9 to miss his beloved classics. To droop him would not at all be my different.”
Simmons is in his first season with the Trek-Segafredo workers, which described him on its site as “at his biggest in punchy one-day races … he’ll possible be a really perfect match for the Classics workers.”