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How are the UCI checking bikes for motors?

Monday, February 29th, 2016 3:28pm
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UCI checking bikes for motorsIt’s only been a few weeks since a Belgian under-23 rider was caught for ‘mechanical doping’ and since then the UCI (the sports governing body) have been seen checking an increasing number of race bikes for motors.

Here they are checking a Team Lotto NL Jumbo Cycling bike at the start of Omloop het Nieuwsblad with what appears to be an iPad. It’s believed that the UCI are using basic electromagnetic field detection apps in order to scan the bike and pick up a signal from a hidden motor …

 

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