UCI introduces tougher laws against motor doping

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Joe Robinson 21 Mar 2018 New X-ray method to be introduced alongside tougher sanctions against guilty riders The UCI announced today a new blueprint for detecting motorised doping in professional cycling. Among several new methods cycling's governing body will employ for detecting mechanical fraud are the use of thermal imaging cameras, magnometer tagging and a state-of-the-art X-ray machine. Revealed in a presentation by UCI president David Lappartient and UCI equipment manager Jean-Christophe Peraud in Geneva, these latest protocols for mechanical doping seem to add substance to Lappartient's promise to clamp down on supposed motor doping in the professional peloton. Key to the UCI's new approach to detecting mechanical fraud will be a state-of-the-art X-ray machine that will be big enough to contain bikes directly after the finish of a race, scanning the entire machine for prohibited components. The UCI also confirmed that the unit would be lined with lead in ...

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