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Hidden motors: UCI announces results of Tour de France checks

The UCI has announced that it carried out a total of 3,773 magnetic resistance tests for motors over the course of the Tour de France, an...

LottoNL-Jumbo team demands apology over hidden motor claims against Roglic

The LottoNL-Jumbo team has demanded an apology and a retraction of accusations against its rider Primoz Roglic, as made by the Stade 2 TV...

UCI to study claims that its technical manager compromised French hidden motor investigation

Following explosive claims that a key UCI official may have frustrated a French police investigation against hidden motors at the Tour de...

Explosive claims that UCI official alerted others to police operations against hidden motors

Less than two months after Stade 2 claimed that thermal imaging cameras may have revealed hidden motor use in two Italian races, the Fren...

Hidden motors: “Most comprehensive programme of testing ever done” planned for Tour de France

The UCI has significantly stepped up its testing for hidden motors this season, with 500 bikes examined during the opening stages of the ...

Hidden motors: Seven things to know about the UCI’s battle against technological fraud

The furore over the first-discovered use of a hidden motor in competition has shown the threat facing the sport of cycling. Doping has be...

Q&A with UCI technical manager Mark Barfield: weight limit, disc brakes, motors in bikes & more

Late last week we published two news stories from an interview with the UCI's newly appointed technical manager Mark Barfield: one about ...

UCI ready to change the 6.8 kg weight limit?

It’s been in place since 2000, it’s been discussed ever since then and now it might be on the way out. According to the UCI’s technical m...

UCI’s technical manager downplays risk of disc brakes

Speaking after the UCI recently cleared the way for riders and teams to use disc brakes from January 1, the UCI’s technical manager Mark ...