No wonder-drugs in Remco Evenepoel's pocket, says Boonen

Tom Boonen races for one last time near his home in Zilvermeer, Belgium, in April 2017, having ridden his last professional race at that year's Paris-Roubaix. The Belgian appears to have given up on any prospect of a comeback, despite admitting that he had seriously considered it
Tom Boonen races for one last time near his home in Zilvermeer, Belgium, in April 2017, having ridden his last professional race at that year's Paris-Roubaix. The Belgian appears to have given up on any prospect of a comeback, despite admitting that he had seriously considered it (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tom Boonen has come to the defence of Remco Evenepoel amid a UCI investigation into the object removed from his pocket at Il Lombardia.

Evenepoel was lying stricken after falling off a bridge on the descent of the Sormano when Deceuninck-QuickStep director Davide Bramati removed a small white object from the back of his jersey and put it into his own pocket. 

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