"Nothing illegal" found in pills found on Paris-Roubaix roadside

UCI announce that ibuprofen, caffeine, theophylline and quinine - none of which are on the WADA prohibited list - were found in pills picked up by British fans during April's Hell of the North.

The peloton in the 2014 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The UCI today confirmed that analysis of pills found in a vial along the course of this year's Paris-Roubaix showed no trace of any illegal substance.

Cycling Weekly revealed in April that British fans picked up the vial after it fell out of a rider's jersey pocket when they crashed in front of them during the iconic one-day race.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.