According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Antonio Tiberi will ride in the Bahrain Victorious jersey at the Tour de Suisse. The 21-year-old Italian was disgraced after being convicted of shooting a minister’s cat. Trek-Segafredo then decided to suspend him.
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The story begins at the beginning of this year. Tiberi had bought himself an air rifle and was trying out his device. In his own words, to his own surprise, a cat died after being shot from a distance. However, that cat was adopted by Federico Pedini Amati, the tourism minister in the dwarf state of San Marino. He thought it was not possible that someone who shot a cat could get away with a fine of four thousand euros.
He was ‘not happy’ with the way the young promising Italian made it in the media at Trek-Segafredo. Initially, the rider was suspended and fined, but the contract was terminated by mutual agreement in late April.
So in the meantime the search for a new employer would have been over. According to Gazette Tiberi, a former world junior time trial champion, will soon make his debut for his new employer Bahrain Victorious at the Tour of Switzerland (June 11 to 18).
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