Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 29, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins men’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad; Lizzie Armitstead wins women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, her first race as world champion; Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne victory for Jasper Stuyven; Marta Bastianelli takes out the Omloop van het Hageland; Sonny Colbrelli victorious at the GP Citta di Lugano; Miguel Angel Lopez leads the Tour de Langkawi, Guardini with two stage wins; Evie Stevens sets new women’s UCI Hour Record; UCI carried out 139 bike checks for mechanical doping at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad; Tiesj Benoot’s power data from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad; Stig Broeckx hospitalised after being taken out by moto in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne; In the kitchen with Team Sky.

UCI carried out 139 bike checks for mechanical doping at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

by Matt de Neef

Cyclingnews reports that the UCI tested no fewer than 139 bikes for signs of mechanical doping at the men’s and women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad over the weekend.

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirms that it has carried out unannounced bike checks at both Men and Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday 27 February, 2016, and that no technological fraud was detected,” the UCI told Cyclingnews. “Tests concerned 139 bikes from eight teams participating.”

Team LottoNL-Jumbo confirmed on Saturday that some of its bikes had been tested:

Click through to read more at Cyclingnews.

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