Nils Eekhoff to challenge Yorkshire Worlds disqualification at CAS tribunal

After a lengthy deliberation, Eekhoff was disqualified from the U23 men's road race and the victory given to Samuele Batistella

Nils Eekhoff (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Nils Eekhoff is set to take his disqualification from the U23 men's road race at the Yorkshire World Championships to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), according to Dutch broadcaster NOS.

The Dutchman had crossed the line first in Harrogate, but after a lengthy deliberation by the race jury he was found guilty of drafting behind his team car as he chased back up to the peloton following a crash. The victory was then handed to Italy's Samuele Batistella instead.

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