Health Mate To End Title Sponsorship Amid Van Gansen Investigation

Health Mate Ladies Team (UCI Women's Team)

Health Mate, a company that manufactures infrared saunas, will end its title sponsorship of the Health Mate Ladies Team at the end of the season, as the UCI Ethics Commission investigates multiple complaints of abuse levelled against the team's general manager, Patrick Van Gansen. Health Mate CEO Jan Vandenhoeck told Cyclingnews that the company does not tolerate such behaviour and that the investigation has been negative for the company. "I confirm that the sponsorship is still valid until the end of 2019," Vandenhoeck told Cyclingnews . "We decided not to sign for 2020." Cyclingnews reported in early June that three former Health Mate Ladies riders - Esther Miesels, Sara Mustonen and the father of Chloë Turblin - separately filed complaints with the UCI Ethics Commission , reporting abuses by Van Gansen. Their complaints centre around the UCI Code of Ethics: Appendix 1, which covers protection of physical and mental integrity, ...

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