Cookson on mechanical doping: Don’t delude yourself that we haven’t been taking this seriously

UCI president Brian Cookson visited the Tour of Qatar on Tuesday to run the rule over the finishing circuit of October’s World Road Race Championships in Doha in the company of Eddy Merckx. However the fall-out from the discovery of mechanical doping at the recent Cyclo-cross World Championships was one of the points of discussion when he met with reporters before the start of stage 2 –along with the possible suspension of the Katusha team, and the on-going impasse with ASO over the planned WorldTour reforms.

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