43-year-old amateur rider reportedly found with a motor in his bike at race in France

Rider likely to face charges of fraud

A 43-year-old amateur rider has reportedly been caught using a motor in an amateur race in the Dordogne region of south-west France.

According to Le Télégramme, the rider was caught as a result of an operation carried out jointly by judicial officials in the city of Périgueux, the French Cycling Federation (FFC) and the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) at a race that took place in St-Michel-de-Double.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.