Tag: Femke Van den Driessche

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Hidden motors: Kaptheijns officially named European champion in place of Van Driessche

It’s almost a year after the event but the rider who finished second in last year’s European cyclo-cross championships, Maud Kaptheijns, ...

Hidden motors: UCI announces results of Tour de France checks

The UCI has announced that it carried out a total of 3,773 magnetic resistance tests for motors over the course of the Tour de France, an...

UCI ‘happy to collaborate’ with others in fighting motor use

ANGERS, France (CT) – UCI president Brian Cookson has pledged cooperation with Tour de France organiser ASO and the French authorities in...

Hidden motors: “Most comprehensive programme of testing ever done” planned for Tour de France

The UCI has significantly stepped up its testing for hidden motors this season, with 500 bikes examined during the opening stages of the ...

Brian Cookson indicates possible sanctions for Van den Driessche's entourage

Several weeks after Belgian cyclocross rider Femke Van den Driessche was given a six-year ban for 'mechanical doping', UCI president Bria...

Hidden motors: Seven things to know about the UCI’s battle against technological fraud

The furore over the first-discovered use of a hidden motor in competition has shown the threat facing the sport of cycling. Doping has be...

Hidden motors: UCI defends current testing protocol

Addressing suggestions that its current checks for hidden motors could be sidestepped by unscrupulous teams or riders, the UCI has explai...

Nikki Harris reacts to Van den Driessche’s suspension, says it is vital others are also held to account

Beaten by Femke Van den Driessche in the Koppenbergcross last November but now moved up to second overall after the Belgian’s disqualific...

Hidden motors: Van den Dreissche banned for six years, stripped of European and Belgian Under 23 titles

The UCI has announced the outcome of its Disciplinary Commission hearing in relation to Femke Van den Driessche, the first person officia...

Gilbert’s agent: there is evidence that motors have been in the peloton since before 2010

Although 2010 is the year when the rumours about hidden motors first surfaced, Philippe Gilbert’s agent has said that he believes the mac...

Cookson sceptical about doctor’s doping claims in undercover investigation

Responding to an investigation by the Sunday Times which quoted a doctor as saying that he had given banned substances to 150 elite sport...

Opinion: Why Van den Driessche’s decision to walk away from cycling is a regrettable one

Monday’s statement that Femke Van den Driessche had decided not to defend herself against the UCI Disciplinary Commission over accusation...

One day before hearing, Van den Driessche abandons defence against mechanical doping allegations

One day before she was due to appear before the UCI’s disciplinary commission in relation to the discovery of a hidden motor in a spare b...

UCI seeking lifetime ban and 50,000 Euro fine in mechanical doping case: report

Six weeks after a hidden motor was found at the Cyclocross World Championships in a bike belonging to Belgian Femke Van den Driessche, th...

Prudhomme calls for ‘strongest possible sanctions’ for mechanical doping

Echoing calls made on Tuesday by France’s National Cycling League (LNC), Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme has said the UC...

Riders’ association president Gianni Bugno says peloton wants heavy punishments for mechanical doping

Speaking in the wake of the mechanical doping case unearthed at the cyclocross world championships on January 30, CPA (Professional Rider...

Ella Picks: controversy over sexist race poster, women's team to tackle the Tour de France and more

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us lau...

UCI carries out widespread checks for mechanical doping in France, promises ongoing examinations throughout 2016 and beyond

As the Femke Van den Driessche mechanical doping case heads toward a UCI disciplinary commission hearing, the governing body has stepped ...

UCI forwards cyclocross worlds mechanical doping case to disciplinary commission

Eleven days after a motor was found during the women’s under 23 race at the cyclocross world championships in Belgium, the UCI has confir...

Motors in bikes: Greg LeMond's six ways to eradicate mechanical doping

Three time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has a reputation for speaking his mind, for calling things as they are. When he was a profes...

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...