Nils Eekhoff takes U23 World Championships disqualification to CAS
Oct 20 2019 01:55 am CET

Nils Eekhoff takes U23 World Championships disqualification to CAS
Nils Eekhoff takes U23 World Championships disqualification to CAS
Yorkshire 2019

Nils Eekhoff is taking his disqualification of the U23 road race of the World Championships to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The Dutch rider won the road race at the last world championships of Yorkshire but just after the finish he was disqualified for "sheltering behind or taking advantage of the slipstream of a vehicle (for sometime)", said the UCI through a statement at the time.

Eekhoff fell early in the race and suffered a shoulder dislocation that he fixed himself before returning to the pack, where he eventually fought for the victory. Just before the podium ceremony, the UCI announced his disqualification and the victory was given to Samuele Battistella.

The rider is receiving the support from the Dutch Cycling Association in his challenge at the CAS. The federation is mainly focused on the rules not being applied consistently throughout the season.

"The application of that rule must be different," said the director of the Dutch federation Thorwald Veneberg. "It should have been made clear for Nils why the decision was made at that time because that didn't happen then.

"This way, maybe something can still come out of this situation. At least that they take a good look at those regulations and their application. And then we will see which result we get."




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