'It's impossible that a motor was hidden': Fabian Cancellara's former mechanic rubbishes motor doping claims

Former Team Saxo Bank mechanic dismisses claims that Swiss rider cheated to win Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

Fabian Cancellara on his way to winning the 2010 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

A former Team Saxo Bank mechanic has dismissed claims that Fabian Cancellara used a hidden motor to win the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in 2010 made by retired American rider Phil Gaimon

Writing in his new book Gaimon says: "When you watch the footage, his accelerations don’t look natural at all, like he’s having trouble staying on the top of the pedals."

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.