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Peat in the clear

Despite being arrested under suspicion of vandalism after winning the Downhill World Cup in Spain on the weekend, British rider Steve Peat has been released, according to his team Orange. "Evidently someone claimed he'd been involved and [he] was arrested based upon that 'evidence'," said Michael Bonney, Orange's communication manager, to bikebiz.co.uk. "Steve was released without charge on Tuesday morning." There were three other people arrested at the time who were also released without charge.

In a statement on team's website, Peat said, "I haven't done anything, it was horrible being in the cells without anyone telling me what was happening...It was the other people in the street that caused the damage. I didn't see anything. Now I'm free. I apologise, and feel bad for the mountain bike organization because this is not the image we want to project of mountain biking."

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