Kristen Faulkner disqualified from Strade Bianche competition
The athlete used a glucose monitor during the race
During the Strade Bianche competition, which took place last Sunday (12), in Tuscany – Italy, Kristen Faulkner was spotted through photographs, using a glucose monitor in the midst of matches. In response, after investigation, the UCI made the decision to disqualify her from the podium.
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Upon hearing the news, Kristen Faulkner, on her social networks, showed indignation at the conduct that the UCI used: “I believe that they are a valuable tool for athletes, especially for women, to take care of our physical health, although this is a conversation for another time”.
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In a statement, glucose monitor company Supersapiens requested that: “We request that the UCI begin to view CGMS as a tool for athletes to protect their bodies, not as some sort of performance-enhancing device. It’s not about going faster, it’s about health”.
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