UCI insists mechanical doping fight 'unchanged' despite Péraud's dismissal

The UCI uses its magnetic resonance tablet to check for motors at the Tour de France
The UCI uses its magnetic resonance tablet to check for motors at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The UCI has insisted it remains fully committed to stamping out mechanical doping, despite its decision to drop Jean-Christophe Péraud, who led the governing body's efforts against hidden motors. 

On Tuesday, French newspaper L'Equipe reported the news of Péraud's dismissal on June 30, with the UCI later providing confirmation via a statement claiming "the fight against technological fraud remains unchanged". 

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