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Team Sky deny using motorised bikes at the 2015 Tour de France

• American TV programme details allegations of ‘mechanical doping’
• DCMS committee to question doctor at centre of mystery package

Team Sky have denied using motorised bikes at the 2015 Tour de France following the revelation in an American TV programme that a former French official claimed that 12 riders were using hidden motors at the event. Jean-Pierre Verdy, the former French Anti-Doping agency testing director, claimed that “mechanical doping” had taken place, but did not name which teams or riders he suspected.

The allegations concerning Team Sky came as it was announced on Monday that the head of UK Anti-Doping and the doctor alleged to have received a mystery package intended for Sky’s Sir Bradley Wiggins at a race in 2011 will answer questions from the culture, media and sport select committee next month.

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