Specialized wants Deceuninck-QuickStep to take 'full responsibility' following Keisse incident

Iljo Keisse (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Bike manufacturer Specialized has said it has been working with Deceuninck-QuickStep to ensure they take "full responsibility for their actions" after the incident that resulted in a woman filing a police complaint against Iljo Keisse ahead of the Vuelta a San Juan. Specialized, which has supplied bikes to the team since 2012, said the behaviour was "not representative" of its brand. Specialized is the second of the team's sponsors to speak out, after Deceuninck told Cyclingnews it was monitoring responses to the incident and would meet with team management after the Vuelta a San Juan had concluded. Specialized had been responding to complaints on social media following the incident but issued a fuller statement on Thursday. "Since we first became aware of the incidents of the past few days, specifically beginning with the regrettable actions of Iljo Keisse, we've been actively working with the Deceuninck-QuickStep team to ensure that the ...

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