Moolman-Pasio responds to abuse accusations against Cervelo-Bigla owner

Happy teammates backstage - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Carmen Small - Emakumeen Bira 2016 Prologue

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio has responded to the accusations laid out against Cervelo-Bigla owner Thomas Campana, who is alleged to have bullied and abused riders on the team.The accusations were detailed in a damning article published by the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant on Thursday. Moolman-Pasio told Cyclingnews that she often felt like a "stabilizer" between Campana and the riders during tense situations. She said she didn't want to be involved in "this escapade to shame Thomas." The South African all-rounder has been a staple on the team for the last four seasons, and was aware of the accusations put forth by former riders Iris Slappendel, Carmen Small, Vera Koedooder and Doris Schweizer, who claimed there was a tense atmosphere within the team where riders would often walk on eggshells to avoid Campana’s anger. "I’ve been aware that Iris and Carmen have been pushing for it to be released for the past few ...

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