Thirty-one riders have been disqualified from the Beneath-23 Giro d’Italia for dishonest on stage 4.
Spectator footage confirmed a lot of riders holding on to workforce automobiles and motorbikes through the summit end on the Passo dello Stelvio.
Britain’s Noah Hobbs, of the Groupama-FDJ workforce, was among the many disqualified riders.
Of the 35 groups competing within the eight-stage race also referred to as the ‘Child Giro’, 15 have been affected.
Following evaluation of the footage, 24 riders have been initially disqualified by race organisers however that that quantity later rose to 31.
These punished included Lotto-Dstny improvement workforce chief and Paris-Roubaix U23 winner Tijl de Decker, and Davide Persico of Colpack-Ballan.
In an announcement to BBC Sport, world governing physique the UCI expressed “full help” for the race organisers, including that they “took the fitting choice”.
The stage in query was a 119km trip from Morbegno to Passo dello Stelvio. Johannes Staune-Mittet of Jumbo Vima beat France’s Alexy Faure-Prost to take the win, with Darren Rafferty of Eire in third.