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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Giro d’Italia: Greipel makes it three in a row for Lotto Soudal; Bouhanni wins Tour de Picardie opener; Prades wins first stage of Grande Prémio Internacional Beiras e Serra da Estrela; American McCutcheon wins opening stage of Tour of Iran; Hidden motors: “Most comprehensive programme of testing ever done” …

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Daily News Digest

Greipel gallops to stage honours on Giro d’Italia stage five; Brian Cookson indicates possible sanctions for Van den Driessche’s entourage; Canadian downhill champ Steve Smith dies at 26; Teams selected for 27th Giro Rosa; Dutch Giro d’Italia start heralded as ‘best ever’; 2018 Giro starting in Japan?; Hamburg Cyclassics in dire need of sponsorship; Froome …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Hayman on his extraordinary Paris-Roubaix win: ‘There is no way I expected it would end up like this’; McCabe wins Sunset Loop as Dal-Cin snatches GC victory from Acevedo at Redlands Classic ; Meet Sepp Kuss, revelation of the 2016 Redlands Classic; Redlands Rider Diary Stage …

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Electromagnetic wheel motors possible in theory, but unlikely in practice

Recent news coming out of the world cyclocross championships in Belgium last weekend has confirmed the first documented case of what the UCI refers to as technological fraud as well as one of the primary suspected methods — a small electric motor and battery, hidden inside the frame, that directly drives a bevel gear on …

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Commentary: Motor doping, not your dad’s cheating

Now that cycling has finally nabbed a racer using a motor to make their bike go faster, the sport can once again tape a “kick me” sign to the back of its bib shorts. As you well know by now, Femke Van den Driessche was caught with a motorised bike at the under-23 cyclocross world …

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Marianne Vos on mechanical doping: ‘There is no coming back from this for Femke’

When on Saturday in Zolder the news broke that “technical fraud” may have been committed by cyclocross racer Femke van den Driessche, former seven-time cyclocross world champion Marianne Vos was still in the press building. She had delivered race commentary for a Dutch news service and was on her way out when UCI officials released …

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Opinion: Technological fraud in cycling should bring automatic lifetime ban

In the Discipline and Procedures section of the UCI rulebook, article 12.1.013 states, in the event of “technological fraud,” a rider faces disqualification, a minimum six-month suspension, and a fine of up to 200,000 Swiss francs (180,000 euros, or $195,000). The same penalties are applicable to a rider’s team — disqualification, a minimum six-month suspension …

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Cookson: ‘Message to all cheaters is that we will catch up with you sooner or later’

As members of the media piled into the press room on the World Cyclocross Championship course in Heusden-Zolder for an otherwise routine press conference, there was only one topic of interest: the first caught technical fraud case. Belgian under-23 rider Femke van den Driessche is under investigation over what the UCI has described as technological …

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