Five-year ban for 43-year-old French amateur caught with a motor in his bike

Third cat rider's rapid improvement sparked suspicion among officials

Cyril Fontaine, the 43-year-old French amateur who was caught racing with a motorised bike in October, has been handed a five-year ban by the French Cycling Federation (FFC).

Fontaine was caught as a result of an operation carried out jointly by judicial officials in the city of Périgueux, the FFC and the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) at a third-category race that took place in St-Michel-de-Double, but not before attempting to escape the race by car and having to be chased down by anti-doping official and former pro Christophe Bassons.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.