Amateur motor doping case: 'It's pathetic. All this to win three sausages and a packet of crisps'

Marc Madiot isn't short of a few choice words

Marc Madiot describes amateur caught with motor as "pathetic"

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

FDJ manager Marc Madiot is never short of a few words on the important issues in cycling, so it is no surprise that he has been rather frank in his response to the news that a 43-year-old amateur was caught using a motor in a third-category race in France.

On Monday it was revealed that the man had been apprehended following a car chase, being pursued and chased down by former professional and current anti-doping representative Christophe Bassons, having apparently pulled out of the race after seeing that he was being watched by officials.

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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.