UCI launches investigation into special aerodynamic gel used by Lotto Soudal at Critérium du Dauphiné

At least four riders had the so-called 'Speed Gel' on their legs on stage three

The special gel on the legs of the Lotto Soudal riders

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The tiny white balls on some Lotto Soudal riders' legs during their team time trial ride in the Critérium du Dauphiné on Wednesday raised some eyebrows, including those at the UCI.

At least four riders - Thomas De Gendt, Jelle Vanendert, Victor Campenaerts, and Jens Keukeleire - were spotted with small white dots on their legs during the 35km stage three, in which they finished third behind Team Sky and BMC Racing, with team staff explaining that it was a special gel designed to improve aerodynamics.

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