U. S. Bike Racer Suspended by British Cyclists Union, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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U.S. Bike Racer Suspended By British Cyclists Union LONDON, Eng., May 13 UP.— U. S. amateur bike racer Jackie Held has been suspended for a six-week period by the British National Cyclist Union because of alleged infringement of amateur rules. The suspension meant that Held, currently training for the world championship in August, would be out of competition between May 15 and June 30 — the period of the NCU ban. The ban was announced in a statement issued after a meeting of the .NCU Racing Committee. The committee said Held had infringed the rules which forbid an amateur receiving "appearance" money or any other form of compensation not approved by the union. It culminated a long campaign by British riders against foreign amateurs who earn enough from cycling to be able to spend their spare time training instead of working at other jobs.

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