Pauline Ferrand-Prévot: Something unsettles me about the revelations from Marion Sicot

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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot has made a public statement regarding Marion Sicot, the rider who admitted to using EPO in an exclusive interview with Stade 2 and requested a reduced suspension alleging that her decision to purchase and use the drug happened after she experienced months of psychological harassment and abuse by Doltcini-Van Eyck team director Marc Bracke.

Ferrand-Prévot, the reigning mountain bike world champion, has said that she doesn’t want to be misunderstood, that Sicot’s situation is delicate but that there is something that is unsettling about her testimony in the interview with Stade 2.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.