Deceuninck-QuickStep insist object removed from Evenepoel's pocket was a 'finish bottle'

Remco Evenepoel fell about 10 metres into a river bed
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Deceuninck-QuickStep have confirmed that the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has opened an investigation into the item that directeur sportif Davide Bramati removed from Remco Evenepoel's pocket after his crash at Il Lombardia. The team has claimed that Bramati removed "a small bottle containing nutrition products". 

A video emerged this week of Bramati taking a white object from Evenepoel's pocket as he lay in the ravine after his crash. Some reports suggested it could be a data device to illegally transmit strategically important power data to the team car to gain a sporting advantage.

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