Banned Zwifter pledges to clear her name
CYCLING WEEKLY|December 03, 2020
Israeli rider’s six-month ban was for irregular power data, reports Alex Ballinger
Alex Ballinger

Shanni Berger, an Israeli racer who has been banned from Zwift racing for six months has pledged to “clear her name”. Berger, who is racing her first season at elite level, was suspended from competing on the online platform after she was found guilty of data manipulation following an event earlier this year.

The 19-year-old has denied editing her power file, saying Zwift reached its decision before she was given due process and that she doesn’t have the technological knowledge to prove her innocence.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly from her home in Tel Aviv, the day before competing in the Israeli under-23 National Championships, Berger said: “I’m just 19, and I feel like someone’s trying to end my career before it’s even started.

“It’s really devastating because I have no knowledge to explain what happened.”

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