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Frenchman wins case against former team Cofidis which has been sentenced to pay significant damages

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15.10.2013 @ 14:33 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Remy Di Gregorio has won a court case over his former team Cofidis who firstly suspended and later sacked the Frenchman when he had received a parcel containing a kit to inject glucose during the 2012 Tour de France. The team has been sentenced to pay an unspecified amount in damages.

 

Remy Di Gregorio was spectacularly kicked out of the 2012 Tour de France when it was revealed that he had received a parcel containing kit to inject glucose. He was suspended by his Cofidis team and later sacked.

 

Yesterday he won a legal battle against his former employer when a French court ruled that the French team had broken the contract. According to the rider's lawyer Fabienne Bendayan-Chetrit, the team has been ordered to pay "significant damages".

 

"He might have increased his value during the Tour de France, had Cofidis supported him instead of taking action against him without any evidence as they tried to manage the media and the public opinion," the court wrote.

 

Di Gregorio was long regarded as one of the future climbing stars in France but his career stalled at FDJ. Prior to the 2011 season, he joined Astana and had great success when he won a stage in the Paris-Nice from a breakaway. He joined Cofidis for the 2012 season but only got the chance to race in their colours until the Tour de France.

 

This year he returned to competition with French amateur Team Martigues SC-Vivelo and won the Tour of Bulgaria in September. According to Cyclingnews, he will join continental team La Pomme Marseill next year as he will take the spot that has been left open following the announcement that sprinter Yannick Martinez has signed a contract with La Pomme Marseille.

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