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by Mark Zalewski
July 31, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Rivera adds another win at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Kwiatkowski sprints to win at Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian; Modolo sprints to win in Poland as van Poppel moves into lead; Sagan wins opening stage in Poland; Tragedy strikes during Transcontinental; Niewiadoma to join Canyon-SRAM in 2018; Tosatto joins Team Sky as sport director; Evans takes Subaru National Road Series lead; Amateur masters racer caught with motor in bike; Video: Morocco – Riding in the Atlas Mountains; Video: 2321 Bidons.
A 53-year-old masters racer was caught with a motor in his bicycle at an amateur event in Bedizzole, near Brescia in Italy on Saturday.
La Gazetta dello Sport reported that Alessandro Andreoli finished third in the event. However, claims that he ascended the climb at nearly 50 km/h drew attention from race officials.
“We had some precise reports and we proceeded accordingly,” said Emiliano Scalfi, vice president and technical director.
“Looking, we saw that there was heat in the tube of a rider’s bike tube. We invited the riders to go with our two judges at our authorized center to control the bike, but at that point he admitted his fault.”
While scanners and other technology have been used at the professional level since the discovery of a motor in Femke Van den Driessche’s bike at the 2016 UCI cyclo-cross World Championships, the use of them at an amateur level has not been widely seen.