The UCI has continued to check hundreds of bikes every day for motors. Photo: Cor Vos
  • geoff.tewierik

    Pre Tour. “Hey guys, we’re gunna do a shit load of testing for mechanical cheating at Le Tour, just so you know.”

    Post Tour. “Aww jeez, we didn’t find anything.”

    Colour me surprised.

    • scottmanning

      Successful then wasn’t it? Prevention is better than cure.

    • Chuck6421

      Agreed.
      How about the previous 5 years?
      Why am I not reassured?

    • raystrach

      i would have thought that that was the whole idea of testing.

  • ducca683

    I am not acusing anyone, just saying… on few stages riders who swaped their bikes mid race, won the stage… Coincidence, most likely. Worth looking into, maybe….

    • raystrach

      it has been reported at other times that all winners bikes were tested as were the bikes they rode on during the race.
      they also tested the bikes during the race with a motorcycle mounted thermal imaging device.

      i am not sure what some people want with this. they test a lot and they get criticised, when they don’t test enough they get criticised.
      i would like to see the critics of this make some coherent suggestions on what they think they should do.

      as for those criticising actions of the past, what do they suggest? do some retrospective bike testing?

      well, i believe that as we speak they, are storing all old bikes until the technology becomes available to test and discover advanced motors provided by aliens to the top teams, especially team sky.

  • zeresh geresh

    feels like a smoke screen to not report any REAL drug tests .

    • Dave

      You’re right that this is not news now, it was reported in each day’s race communique.

      Drug tests from the Tour will take a little while to come in yet, but the UCI’s lack of making a decision on the Russian cycling team going to Rio is certainly a current issue.

  • phil

    Van den Dreissche was banned for six years, not six months as reported in this article.

    • Shane Stokes

      Hey Phil, of course you are right…that should have read ‘years’. Post-Tour tiredness! Thanks for mentioning it

  • Andy B

    Mikel landa seemed to think otherwise in regards to Nibali?

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