Vincenzo Nibali: I hope riders can make fans talk about something other than mechanical doping

Astana's Vincenzo Nibali says there is nothing substantial in the rumours about motorised doping in the pro peloton

Vincenzo Nibali on stage one of the Tour of Oman (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vincenzo Nibali insists that rumours of mechanical doping are nothing new, but believes there is not enough evidence to prove it is a problem in the sport of cycling.

The Italian was asked about motorised bikes in an interview with AS, following the discovery of a motor in a bike of an U23 rider at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in January.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.