Van den Driessche stops defence against mechanical doping charge

Femke van den Driessche (Belgium)

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

19-year-old Belgian cyclo-cross racer Femke Van den Driessche has opted not to fight the UCI in its case against her for mechanical doping after officials found a motor in one of the bikes with her pit crew at the World Championships in January. Instead, she has decided to quit the sport.

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