UCI investigates possible bike fraud at cyclo-cross Worlds

Femke van den Driessche (Belgium)

Femke van den Driessche (Belgium) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

The UCI announced Saturday that a bike has been detained following the U23 women's event at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder. According to a statement from the UCI, the bike in question was not ridden by any of the riders who earned a medal and it will provide further details in due process. However, the Belgian Cycling Federation confirmed to Sporza that the detained bike belonged to European and Belgium's U23 champion Femke Van den Driessche (Team Kleur op Maat).

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