Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) was disqualified from Liege – Bastogne – Liege after adopting the controversial super-tuck position.
The Ecuadorian was out in front after attacking with 21 kilometres remaining in Sunday's race and quickly established a lead.
However, the UCI ruled that his charge was aided by illegal means, with Carapaz spotted perching on his top tube as he handled a descent. The super-tuck was outlawed in April as the UCI moved to address safety in the sport.
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The jury report from Liege claimed Carapaz had been sanctioned for "use of a non conforming position" and also docked him 25 UCI World Ranking points.

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The super-tuck has proved a contentious topic, with some riders questioning why the sport’s governing body are getting bogged down by a small issue rather than improving safety as a whole.
Ultimately, the disqualification was not costly. Carapaz was swallowed up by the front group long before the finish as the race went to a five-way sprint.
Tadej Pogacar pulled out of Julian Alaphilippe’s slipstream to win the day, although Ineos won praise from Eurosport cycling expert Tom Owen for playing a key role in an exciting day of racing.

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