Neil Stephens quits Mitchelton-Scott after eight years as directeur sportif

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Neil Stephens has quit the Mitchelton-Scott team after eight seasons as a directeur sportif, citing differences in philosophy but suggesting that “all good things must come to an end.” Stephens was not part of the Mitchelton-Scott team at the Vuelta a Espana but has been seen at the race. The Australian WorldTour team confirmed Stephens had left the team to Cyclingnews . He raced as professional between 1985 and 1998, his career ending after being caught up in the Festina Affair at the Tour de France. He claimed that while he used EPO, he did not do so knowingly , believing instead that he was being injected with vitamin supplements . Stephens was one of the founding staff members of the GreenEdge set-up and has often directed the team at the Vuelta a Espana after settling in the Basque Country following his professional career. The team has continued to evolve ...

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