Filippo Ganna disqualified from Tour de la Provence for illegal bike change

The Italian broke UCI regulations by failing to switch his bike at the back of the bunch

Filippo Ganna disqualified
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Filippo Ganna was disqualified on the final stage of the Tour de la Provence for an illegal bike change mid-way through the race.

The Italian fell foul of UCI rules after stopping near the front of the bunch to swap his normal disc brake bike to a lighter, rim brake version before the final climb of the Tour de la Provence. Bike changes during races is allowed, but must be completed from a team car at the back of the bunch - something Ganna failed to adhere to.

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