Kristen Faulkner’s great feat at the Strade Bianche, where she challenged the peloton and the favorites before being chased by Demi Vollering and Lotte Kopecky in the final ramp of Santa Caterina has been overshadowed by an error both his and the Jayco AlUla team.
This Tuesday the UCI has confirmed the disqualification of Faulkner after having climbed to the podium as third classified after Vollering and Kopecky. The reason for Faulkner’s disqualification is that the American cyclist raced with a glucose meter on her left shoulder, something prohibited by the UCI regulations.
The punishment for Faulkner will mean only the loss of the result achieved by the Jayco AlUla rider in the Strade Bianche in a case that, although it hardly occurs in the peloton, violates the rules of the UCI regulations. A punishment that the team itself has accepted as reported on their social networks. “Jayco AlUla acknowledges and accepts the decision based on article 1.3.006bis of the UCI regulations. The team and the cyclist take responsibility for this situation and apologize for this unfortunate action.”