FDJ boss defends Démare as Milan-San Remo cheating accusations resurface

After Tinkoff's Matteo Tosatto provides a written statement saying Arnaud Démare cheated to win Milan-San Remo, FDJ manager Marc Madiot fires back

Arnaud Démare on the podium of Milan-San Remo 2016

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

FDJ boss Marc Madiot insists Milan-San Remo winner Arnaud Démare has already proved his innocencem despite new evidence that the Frenchman took a tow from a car in the final stages of the race in March.

Démare was involved in a crash at the foot of the Cipressa climb but fought his way back to the front to beat Ben Swift in a sprint for the line, while pre-race favourite Michael Matthews (Orica-GreeEdge) didn't make it back.

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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.