'It denigrates racing': EF boss criticises Amstel Gold Race organisers for Pogačar drafting controversy

EF Education-EasyPost's Jonathan Vaughters frustrated at apparent car drafting advantage given to men's race winner Tadej Pogačar

Tadej Pogačar at the Amstel Gold Race
(Image credit: Eurosport/GCN+)

Drafting assistance from vehicles in racing "denigrates" the experience, EF Education-EasyPost team boss Jonathan Vaughters has said, after an incident at the Amstel Gold Race involving Tadej Pogačar on Sunday.

The UAE Team Emirates rider, who won the race, was shown riding behind a race organisation car with 10km to go on his way to victory on Sunday. Behind, EF's Ben Healy was trailing by 23 seconds, a gap that grew to 38 seconds by the finish.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.