Van Aert fighting to push through LottoNL-Jumbo move for 2019

Wout van Aert chases after early mechanical

In August, Wout van Aert joked that he might take a sabbatical in 2019 but he may well be forced to do so if he is unable to find a solution to his ongoing legal problems with Sniper Cycling. Van Aert’s manager and lawyer are looking for a way to get the Belgian into LottoNL-Jumbo colours by this January but Sniper Cycling refuses to allow the move without financial compensation from the rider. Van Aert already has a three-year deal in place with LottoNL-Jumbo, starting in 2020, but Cyclingnews r evealed last month that the Dutch outfit had tabled a new deal after he quit his Veranda’s Willems-Crelan [owned by Sniper Cycling -ed] team a year earlier than planned. Sniper Cycling has since filed a lawsuit to sue Van Aert for breach of contract, which reached the Belgian courts just a few weeks ago. The case could rumble on for ...

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