An Australian biking supervisor has withdrawn from the Tour de France after allegations he despatched an unsolicited picture of himself to a lady on-line.
Allan Davis is the sporting director of Lotto Dstny and was set to steer the group by means of the 21-stage race, which begins this weekend within the Spanish Basque Nation.
Earlier this week a Twitter consumer posted a screenshot of a direct message trade during which a person despatched a shirtless photo and wrote: “I’m board [sic] in a lodge room and considered you.”
The consumer then posted extra screenshots of the identical man showing to threaten authorized motion if the unique tweet was not deleted.
“My fiancee and I would love you to delete any potential tweets involving my picture or in writing, inside one hour from this message,” it learn. “My lawyer, household, are on the police station now to report you or anybody else on social media who might have publicly broken my picture.”
Davis has not commented on the matter and seems to have deactivated his Twitter account.
His group mentioned in a press release: “Lotto Dstny has taken discover of the allegations of transgressive behaviour, expressed in the direction of a sports activities director of the group and revealed by an individual on Twitter.
“Please be aware that this can be a private case and this has nothing to do with the group. In an effort to maintain the peace, it has been determined, by mutual settlement, to maintain the sports activities director out of the Tour de France.”
The accuser has since shown the Guardian proof that this was not the primary time she was despatched photographs by Davis, a Commonwealth Video games gold medalist, who steered he might assist her get a job within the sport.
The Tour de France begins within the Spanish metropolis of Bilbao on Saturday.