Quinn Simmons was suspended by Trek-Segafredo following a Tweet in which he admitted to support Donald Trump.
The American team released a statement that reads:
“Trek-Segafredo is an organization that values inclusivity and supports a more diverse and equitable sport for all athletes. While we support the right to free speech, we will hold people accountable for their words and actions.
Regrettably, team rider Quinn Simmons made statements online that we feel are divisive, incendiary, and detrimental to the team, professional cycling, its fans, and the positive future we hope to help create for the sport.
In response, he will not be racing for Trek-Segafredo until further notice.
The team and its partners will work together to determine how we will move forward and keep fans and the public informed as to the decisions made in the matter.”