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Fabian Cancellara reacts for the first time on the allegations about fraud and saves hard back

Fabian Cancellara has, via his lawyers, with a direct verkoopstop of the book Draft Animals of the American ex-professional cyclist Phil Gaimon required. That accuses the Swiss in his book that during his victories in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in 2010 and Milan-Sanremo in 2008, has made use of mechanical fraud.

“Our lawyers requirements for the American publishing company Penguin Random House, the sale of the book is immediately stopped and that the writer Phil Gamon apologised,” said Cancellara’s manager Armin Meier Monday to the Swiss Blick.

Gaimon claims that Cancellara used a motor. “If you have the images, then the acceleration of Cancellara not, of course,” he writes. “That son of a bitch probably with a little motor.”

Also Cancellara’s former mechanic Rune Kristensen defends the Swiss. “It is simply impossible to fraud with an electric motor. Was that have been there, than had I would have noticed.” Kristensen contradicts the claims of Gaimon the bike from the “Bear of Bern” apart from the other bikes was held. “With Fabian’s bike was the same deal as with the other bikes. It was, therefore, impossible that there is something to hide.”

The International cycling union (UCI) dropped last week to know the allegations to investigate. “Because we have to know exactly what’s going on here,” said UCI president David Lappartient. “I know the rumors, but we must now examine.”

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