Riders Union Calls For Life Time Bans For Technological Doping

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Paris, April 18, 2016 - International riders association (CPA) president Gianni Bugno has called for life bans for those caught with motorized bicycles. Bugno, a twice former world champion and two time Giro d'Italia winner during his racing career, was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera a day after the newspaper and French TV program Stade 2 claimed to have detected possible … [Read more...]

The UCI Is Considering In Road Race Bike Motor Testing

By Ian Whittell London, March 5, 2016 (AFP) - Cycling bosses are investigating the possibility of testing riders in the middle of road races as they continue to combat the threat of mechanical doping in the sport. Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche was discovered to have a motor inside the frame of her bike at the recent cyclo-cross World Championships, a revelation that … [Read more...]

Froome Calls For More Checks Against Tech Fraud

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Melbourne, Feb 2, 2016 (AFP) - Double Tour de France champion Chris Froome has urged cycling authorities to treat technology fraud seriously and to step up checks. Ahead of Wednesday's Herald Sun Tour race in Australia, Froome took up the issue of concealed motors after the first clear case rocked the cycling world. A bike being used by a Belgian cyclist at the world cyclo-cross … [Read more...]

UCI – Tour de France Bikes To Be Scanned For Motors

PARIS, June 18, 2010 - Bikes used at the Tour de France will be scanned to make sure they do not contain illegal motors, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Friday. The move comes following rumors that Fabian Cancellara used 'mechanical doping' during his victories in the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix, which the Swiss Olympic time-trial champion strongly denied. … [Read more...]

Cancellara: “The Engine I Have Is In My Body”

Fabian Cancellara on Friday has again denied, on the eve of the Tour of Switzerland, the rumors that accuse him of having used a bicycle with a motor at his victories at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, saying: "The engine I have is in my body." "I am a professional cyclist, I do my best every day. I know I won, I know how I won. The last ten years are enough to prove that I did not … [Read more...]

Cancellara Dismisses ‘Motorized Bike’ Claims

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PARIS, June 1, 2010 - Olympic time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara on Tuesday rubbished claims that he used a 'motorized' bike when winning this season's Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix classic. "It's so stupid I'm speechless," he said. "I've never had batteries on my bike." A video featuring former professional cyclist Davide Cassani seemingly showed a bike operating with what he … [Read more...]

So Did Cancellara “Motorized Dope” Yeah Right

This is one of the best conspiracy theories I have ever heard in professional cycling. So what do you think? Possible? … [Read more...]