There is no room for hidden motors at this year’s annual bike race in France.

When the 103th Tour De France race begins in Normandy on July 2, all bikes will undergo thermal screening, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a press release. UCI authorities expect to conduct up to 4,000 tests by fitting thermal imaging cameras on the roadside or on motorbikes that will follow the race route.

All bikes will also be checked at the start and end of the race with magnetic wave scanning technology deployed by the UCI since the start of 2016. The scanner creates a magnetic field which allows detection of any motor, magnet or solid object such as a battery that could be concealed in a bike frame or components.

“Mechanical doping.” What’ll they think of next?

Source: Thermal imaging cameras will be used to detect mechanical doping at Tour De France — Quartz

10 thoughts on “

  1. Best option is TtheFr will deliver its own tailored bikes. What’s the problem? Joop Zoetemelk (1980 winner) hated all the progression. And look at the Eddy Mercks’ bike; what’s wrong with it?

  2. Best option is TtheFr will deliver its own tailored bikes. What’s the problem? Joop Zoetemelk (1980 winner) hated all the progression. And look at the Eddy Mercks’ bike; what’s wrong with it?

  3. Really?
    1. Induction motors don’t contain permanent magnets so this is not going to work.
    2. It would be far easier and far cheaper to use ones eyes and look for the very obvious battery pack.

  4. Really?
    1. Induction motors don’t contain permanent magnets so this is not going to work.
    2. It would be far easier and far cheaper to use ones eyes and look for the very obvious battery pack.

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