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In February, Belgian rider Femke Van den Driessche claimed she was innocent of mechanical doping. She later quit the sport.

UCI promises crackdown on motorised doping

International cycling authorities have promised to step up testing for mechanical doping after an electric motor was found in an elite rider's bike, signalling decisive action after struggling for decades to combat illegal drug use.

Australian coach quits over sexism row

Stepping aside: Shane Sutton.

One team member alleged Sutton told her she had "a fat arse" and to "move on and have a baby" after she failed to qualify for this year's Olympics, while another said the Australian referred to members of the disability team as "gimps".

'Steph, maybe one day you'll beat me'

Allegations: Jess Varnish (right), pictured at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Anna Meares (left) and ...

London Olympic champion Anna Meares has nominated the cyclist she added the inspirational message 'Steph, maybe one day you'll beat me'  to an autograph she signed seven years ago as a serious threat to her title at this year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

Gerrans pipped in Basque tour

Orica GreenEdge rider Simon Gerrans was just beaten in a sprint finish in the Tour of Basque Country.

Britain's Stephen Cummings surprised the leading pack with a powerful sprint in the last kilometre to edge out Australia's Simon Gerrans and win the third stage of the Tour of Basque Country.

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