UCI order investigation into item removed from Evenepoel's pocket after crash

Deceuninck - Quick-Step say they will co-operate with the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation after a video emerged showing something being removed from Evenepoel's pocket by his sports director in the aftermath of his Il Lombardia crash

Remco Evenepoel after crashing at Il Lombardia (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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The UCI has asked the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation to investigate a video showing a Deceuninck - Quick-Step sports director removing an item from Remco Evenepoel's pocket in the immediate aftermath of his Il Lombardia crash.

The video, which lit up Twitter after it was posted online earlier this week, shows sports director Davide Bramati attending to Evenepoel as he lay on the floor with a broken pelvis, then reaching into his back pocket and removing a white object and putting it into his own pocket.

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