Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 9, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this weekend; Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success; 2015 UCI annual report released; LottoNL-Jumbo names Tour long-list; WADA suspends Madrid laboratory accreditation; USA Cycling testing for motorized doping; Giant-Alpecin adding development program for 2017; Dauphiné stage 3 highlights; Behind the scenes with Team Giant-Alpecin; Bora-Argon 18 altitude training camp; Huff crosses the finish line in style

USA Cycling testing for motorized doping

by CyclingTips

USA Cycling has begun testing for motorized doping, with the first tests happening at the recent professional road national championships in Winston-Salem, N.C. USA Cycling has partnered with FLIR Systems to monitor bicycles for illegal motors and components.

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“Like all cheating, we take mechanical doping very seriously,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling’s technical director. “To ensure a level playing field in this crucial event, we teamed with FLIR Systems to use thermal cameras to monitor bikes.”

USA Cycling said in statement that it used the FLIR T640 thermal imaging camera, “at critical points of the race and in locations where motors were likely to be used.”

“These images were reviewed for any suspicious heat signatures. No illegal components were found at the event.”

USA Cycling also said it is working on a multi-faceted approach to detecting mechanical doping, and will be utilizing this and the current UCI tablet technology in the future.

Click through to read more at USA Cycling.

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