Statement from Trek-Segafredo and Quinn Simmons

01.10.2020: Trek-Segafredo is an organization that values inclusivity and supports a more diverse and equitable sport for all athletes. Quinn Simmons was not suspended because of his political views. He was suspended for engaging in conversation on Twitter in a

 
Trek-Segafredo is an organization that values inclusivity and supports a more diverse and equitable sport for all athletes.


Quinn Simmons was not suspended because of his political views. He was suspended for engaging in conversation on Twitter in a way that we felt was conduct unbefitting a Trek athlete. The following is a statement from Simmons and Team Management.



Quinn Simmons:
"As an American rider, I have always been proud to represent my country. Riding for an American team has been a lifelong dream. A big reason I chose this team was because of the American values behind it.


"To those who found the color of the emoji racist, I can promise that I did not mean for it to be interpreted that way. I would like to apologize to everyone who found this offensive as I strongly stand against racism in any form.


"To anyone who disagrees with me politically, that is fine. I won’t hate you for it. I only ask the same."



Team Manager, Luca Guercilena:
“We hold all Trek staff and management to a high ethical standard and our athletes are no exception.


We believe that Quinn has a bright future as a professional athlete if he can use this opportunity to grow as a person and make a positive contribution for a better future for cycling. We remain committed to helping Quinn as much as we can.”
 

 

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