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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...

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...

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...

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...