Italian rider accused of using a motor says he couldn't have bike checked as he 'had to go to a wedding'

Alessandro Andreoli denies wrongdoing and says there was no motor in his bike

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An Italian amateur rider apparently detected with a motor in his bike after a race has denied any wrongdoing, suggesting that no motor was found in his bike and that he had to leave the race quickly  - therefore preventing further checks - as he had to get to a wedding.

According to local press, race commissaires acted on a tip-off to use a thermal camera to spot what appeared to be a motor in 53-year-old Alessandro Andreoli's bike during a race in Bedizzole on Saturday.

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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.