UCI hands out suspensions after Cynisca Cycling found guilty of participating ‘in a fraud’

February 26, 2024

The UCI has suspended members of Cynisca Cycling after the team disguised a mechanic as a rider in an effort to gain entry to last year’s Argenta Classic. American team Cynisca were missing one of their five riders due to illness for the road race in Belgium. Mechanic Moira Barrett dressed as the fifth rider in a bid to avoid the team being disqualified from the July event.

Cynisca Cycling sports director Danny van Haute was found to be “the main perpetrator” by the UCI’s disciplinary commission and has been handed a fine and a suspension from any activity in cycling until 31 December 2025. BBC