Motorised bike? Movistar respond to social media conspiracy theories

Movistar explain to Cycling Weekly that the broken bike of Imanol Erviti was hidden to keep sponsors happy

Movistar hid a broken bicycle on the ninth stage of the Vuelta a España and started a storm on social media. The team's broken Canyon bike was taken to the soigneur's car and to the hotel from the top of the support car, but speculation brewed that the team might be hiding a motor or something sinister.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.