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UCI statement on the accident involving the Astana Pro Team car at the Tour de Yorkshire

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that its Disciplinary Commission has rendered its decision in relation to the accident involving the Astana Pro Team car at the fourth and final stage of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

The UCI referred the case against the driver of the car, Sports Director Lars Michaelsen, who accepted his responsibility for the incident and actively collaborated with the investigation.

Mr Michaelsen will serve a period of suspension of 50 days and pay a fine of CHF 5,000. He will also collaborate with the UCI in delivering driver safety initiatives and share his experience as a driver in the race convoy.

The UCI emphasises the importance of continuously working on measures aimed at improving road safety as well as acting on any such incidents from a disciplinary point of view in a fair and efficient manner.

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