Brian Cookson pushes for penalties for Van den Driessche's 'entourage'

UCI president Brian Cookson doesn't believe Femke Van den Driessche was the only party involved in her mechanical doping and is pushing for further sanctions

Femke Van den Driessche (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

After Belgian cyclo-cross rider Femke Van den Driessche was handed a six-year ban by the UCI for mechanical doping, president Brian Cookson is certain she didn't act alone.

Cookson has called for the rider's accomplices to be punished as well, saying he does not believe the 19-year-old acted alone when she was found to have a motor in one of her bikes at the U23 World Championships in January.

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