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Tadej Pogačar responds to motor-doping insinuations

An anonymous report, citing three riders in the Tour de France, speculates that there is technological fraud taking place.

Hidden-motor brand Vivax has gone out of business

Vivax Drive, the Austrian brand famous for its hidden bike motors, has been forced to shut up shop. Like so many other businesses in cycl...

Two amateur riders flee race after refusing hidden motor check

Two riders at an Italian amateur race have fled the scene after refusing to have their bikes checked for hidden motors. According a repor...

For the first time, Boonen addresses 2010 Cancellara motor speculation

Does Tom Boonen believe Fabian Cancellara used a motor to beat him in the 2010 Tour of Flanders? Let's put it this way — for the first ti...

Bob Stapleton Q&A: Former HTC manager details fight against hidden motors

As the president of the UCI’s commission for the fight against technological fraud, Bob Stapleton has a vital role in providing credibili...

Explainer: A closer look at the UCI’s new plans to combat hidden motors

A little over two years after Femke Van Den Driesshe made regrettable history when she was the first rider to be caught using a hidden mo...

Lappartient open to life bans for motor use, comments further on Armstrong

UCI President David Lappartient based a large part of his election campaign on the fight against the use of hidden motors, or technologic...

French amateur given five year suspension for hidden motor use

Caught using a motor in a third category race on October 1, French amateur Cyril Fontaine has been handed a five year ban from the sport....

CyclingTips Podcast (2.0): Motors, MVDP, and missing derailleurs

Welcome to the new CyclingTips Podcast — let's call it v2.0 — a revamped weekly show with hosts Caley Fretz, Neal Rogers, James Huang, as...

Hidden motors: Former pro replaces controversial staff member at UCI

Seventeen months after it was reported that the UCI technical manager Mark Barfield had frustrated a French police operation aimed at inv...

Exposed: the hidden motor used by French amateur

Former French professional and current French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) employee Christophe Bassons has unveiled the bike seized from a F...

Lappartient: UCI’s tablet detectors ‘simply aren’t enough’

UCI presidential challenger David Lappartient has called for an extension of the UCI’s current testing methods for hidden motors, saying ...

UCI rejects criticism of hidden motor tests, but Stade 2 report raises important questions

The UCI has defended itself against serious questions asked of its testing for hidden motors, saying that it stands by the techniques use...

Interview: UCI presidential candidate Lappartient aims to ramp up fight against hidden motors

UCI presidential candidate David Lappartient has told CyclingTips that if elected in September, he intends to make several big changes to...

Thermal imaging cameras in use again to prevent motors at the Tour de France

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (CT) – French authorities have said that additional technology to prevent the use of concealed motors will again be i...

The Secret Pro: Motors, discs, jiffy bags, and more

Hello CyclingTips readers! Remember me? It’s been a little while, but I’m back and fired up for the 2017 season. My last column was back ...

Bike Pure: No testing done at recent UCI cyclocross races, says riders offered drugs at events

The Bike Pure anti-doping organisation has spoken out over what it says has been a complete lack of recent testing at cyclocross events. ...

Hidden motors and professional cycling: A timeline

The alleged use of hidden motors, so-called mechanical doping, remains a hot topic in cycling. It was first claimed in 2010, was ridicule...

French anti-doping expert told a dozen riders used motors during 2015 Tour de France

Although the CBS 60 Minutes programme which aired on Sunday night fell short of providing the sort of proof needed to show that certain r...

60 Minutes report on motorized doping raises questions about Team Sky and UCI at 2015 Tour de France

In a segment that aired Sunday evening in the United States, CBS News program 60 Minutes took on the subject of motorized doping in profe...

Hidden motor inventor says he received $2 million in 1998 for exclusivity deal

Speaking two days in advance of a 60 Minutes special on the use of technological fraud, or mechanical doping, in cycling, the inventor of...