Hirschi terminates contract to leave team

PARIS (AFP) – Marc Hirschi, one of the rising stars of road cycling, has agreed to terminate his contract with DSM, the team announced on Tuesday.

Last season, the 22-year-old Swiss rider won the Fleche Wallonne classic, won the longest stage of the Tour de France after a solo breakaway and was third in the World Championship road race. His contract was due to run until the end of 2021.

“Team DSM has reached a settlement agreement with their rider Marc Hirschi to terminate their present employment,” said the team.