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eBike World Championship set for same venue where hidden motor found

You couldn't make it up ... Zolder hosts April's event (minus UCI officials)...

Here’s story you couldn’t make up story – Zolder in Belgium, where a concealed motor was found in a bike at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship at the weekend, will apparently host the eBike World Championships later this year.

The website – strapline “Race the future of mobility” says the event will take place at the Zolder motor racing circuit on 21 April, which is where last weekend’s racing was held.

Sadly, it is otherwise rather lacking in detail, nor does there appear to be any information about it on the circuit’s own website.

At the weekend, UCI commissaries discovered a motor in a bike prepared for use by Belgium’s Femke Van den Driessche, the first time such a device has been found at a race.

The UCI is not listed as a partner organisation to April’s event.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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stenmeister | 7 years ago

Do you get disqualified if you ride a Wilier without a motor?

Must be Mad | 7 years ago

perhaps Femke was just a publicity stunt?

Angry Egg | 7 years ago

Maybe Femke got the dates mixed up and turned up to the wrong race!!!

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