Bike scanners for Tour de France

Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara has been at the centre of reported allegations that motors were being placed in bike frames to power his pedals during a recent race.

The rider and his Saxo Bank team have since strongly denied these allegations and the International Cycling Union (UCI) has said that Cancellara would not be investigated but that they would hold talks with bike manufacturers.

However, with electronic gears currently permitted in bikes, the UCI has deemed it necessary to run the rule over the competitor’s bikes at the annual tournament and is set to introduce scanners to help identify ‘mechanical doping’ at next month’s Tour de France.

The Tour de France starts in Rotterdam on 3rd July and finishes in Paris on 25th July.

Source: Sport Industry Daily

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