Fabian Cancellara's lawyers demand book that alleges motor doping be withdrawn from sale

Phil Gaimon's book 'Draft Animals' claimed that Fabian Cancellara probably had a hidden electric motor in his bike during 2010 Classics wins – now Cancellara wants an apology

Fabian Cancellara during 2010 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Lawyers acting on behalf of Fabian Cancellara have requested that Phil Gaimon's book Draft Animals be removed from sale due its allegation that Cancellara used an electric motor to win high-profile races.

Cancellara's manager Armin Meier stated on Monday that they also want American former pro Gaimon to issue an apology.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.