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by Shane Stokes
September 6, 2017
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UCI presidential challenger David Lappartient has called for an extension of the UCI’s current testing methods for hidden motors, saying that the Stade 2 TV report shows that what is being done is not sufficient.
“These tablet-based controls are necessary but simply aren’t enough,” he told the Stade 2 reporters, having seen the investigative report prior to its broadcast on Sunday. “They are supposed to detect 100% of cases, which results in no positive evidence of doping.
“I would like to think that I was wrong [about his previously doubts] but this report shows that I am right. In this case, all of these people need to be contacted so that by the 1st of January, we everything is in good order, and so the credibility of sports results can be assured. Let’s not delude ourselves in providing the professionals, as well as the media and the public, with an illusion of secure results.”
Lappartient previously spoke on the subject with CyclingTips, saying after the Tour de France that he wanted to ramp up the fight against technological fraud.
Viewing the Stade 2 programme has reinforced that view. “Even though we have devices that work in 95% of cases, what we need to focus on especially is the 5% in which the devices are not sufficient enough. Because this is where we can have problems. And we saw that back with classic doping,” he noted.
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