• Femke Van Den Driessche during the women's under 23 race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Zolder, Belgium. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has referred the case of Femke Van den Driessche to its Disciplinary Commission.
By
Cycling Central

Source:
International Cycling Union
11 Feb 2016 - 10:49 AM 

The Commission is the body in charge of imposing sanctions for breaches of the UCI Regulations and works at arms length from the UCI.

A bicycle allegedly belonging to the 19-year-old Van den Driessche was confiscated at the Cyclo-cross World Championships last month and was found to have concealed a motor, she denied the charge.

Bike shorts: get your motor running with the best of cycling's latest scandal

The world governing body said the Commision will "hear all relevant parties in the weeks to come."

"Pursuant to the UCI Regulations related to technological fraud, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has today referred the case to the Disciplinary Commission which will hear all relevant parties in the weeks to come," it said in a statement.

Van den Driessche faces a six-month suspension and a fine of up to $290,000AUD.