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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...

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....

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...

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...

French government turns down request to make mechanical doping illegal

Hopes that the fight against technological fraud would be strengthened due to criminalisation of hidden motors have been dashed, at least...

Hidden motor inventor Varjas claims technological fraud still possible despite UCI checks

The inventor of the hidden motor, Istvan Varjas, has claimed that the UCI’s current methods of detection cannot pick up certain forms of ...

UCI rejects claims it obstructed motor testing at 2016 Tour de France

Responding to claims by the inventor of the hidden motor that it had not complied with French police requests at this year’s Tour de Fran...

Hidden motor inventor says he sold prototype in 1998, and that a ‘big story’ is coming

Revealing that a major story is coming soon about hidden motors, the inventor of the mechanical devices, Istvan ‘Stefano’ Varjas has said...

Inventor of hidden motors accuses UCI of blocking motor tests at 2016 Tour de France

The UCI has acknowledged motors as one of the biggest dangers facing the integrity of modern cycling and announced prior to the Tour de F...

Brian Cookson Interview: Team size revision, Tour anti-doping, disc-brake ban and more

As he did last year, UCI president Brian Cookson attended the La Course women’s race in Paris on Sunday, held on the final day of the Tou...

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...