Here Are The Motor Doping Methods Pogačar Isn’T Using

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Here are the motor doping methods Pogačar isn't using With dominant displays come accusations and questions. We delve into whether any of the motor doping accusations have any merit. Read More

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The Chaos Of My First Tour Of Flanders

Go behind the scenes with the Aussie young-gun at one of the biggest races on the calendar. The post The chaos of my first Tour of Flanders appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Hps Domestique Watt Assist Pro, The World’S Lightest E-Bike

The new HPS Domestique is an e-bike that doesn't look like an e-bike. The post HPS Domestique Watt Assist Pro, the world’s lightest e-bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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18 Of The Best Cycling Movies About Roadies

Best cycling movies about roadies

Our picks of the best films about skinny tyres and carbon fibre

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Temperature Doping: Are There Optimal Conditions For Indoor Training?

More riders than ever have turned to indoor training in recent months as the world continues to battle with COVID-19. While riding indoors offers much of what outdoor riding does, there are clear differences. The thrill of descending, the joy of being out in nature, the simple pleasure of going somewhere — none of this … The post Temperature doping: Are there optimal conditions for indoor training? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What’S Faster, A 29er Or Mullet Bike Setup?

What’s faster, a 29er or mullet bike set up?

Are big wheels always faster? Or can a “mullet” setup with a smaller back wheel give you more speed and style? We set racer, coach and tech-expert Will Soffe the challenge to find out

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5 Ways To Get Your Cycling Fix This Christmas Without Leaving The House

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Vosper: Shimano’S New Gearbox + E-Bikes = The Future Of Just About Everything

Even as smart and well thought-through as it clearly is, the true significance of Shimano’s new gearbox patent in the e-bike era is its potential to redefine how disruptive new technologies can succeed in the bicycle business. And that has huge implications for the health and long-term direction of the industry itself. Shifting the shifting paradigm The bike boom of the 1970’s was created and defined by a disruptive product technology: the drop-bar racing-style bicycle, and more importantly, by its derailleur drivetrain. Some number of chainrings up front, some number of cogs on a freewheel in the rear, and the whole system enabled by one or more increasingly sophisticated derailleurs to move the chain around. Functionally, the whole point of the derailleur drivetrain was to allow a cyclist to go faster and farther over more varied terrain with less effort. Almost as an afterthought, it also created the enthusiast-driven market ...

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Vosper: Shimano’S New Gearbox + E-Bikes = The Future Of Just About Everything

Even as smart and well thought-through as it clearly is, the true significance of Shimano’s new gearbox patent in the e-bike era is its potential to redefine how disruptive new technologies can succeed in the bicycle business. And that has huge implications for the health and long-term direction of the industry itself. Shifting the shifting paradigm The bike boom of the 1970’s was created and defined by a disruptive product technology: the drop-bar racing-style bicycle, and more importantly, by its derailleur drivetrain. Some number of chainrings up front, some number of cogs on a freewheel in the rear, and the whole system enabled by one or more increasingly sophisticated derailleurs to move the chain around. Functionally, the whole point of the derailleur drivetrain was to allow a cyclist to go faster and farther over more varied terrain with less effort. Almost as an afterthought, it also created the enthusiast-driven market ...

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The Cycling Film Made By An Ex-Doper: Kenneth Mercken Q&A

Peter Stuart 13 Nov 2019 Based on the director’s own experience, Belgian film The Racer lays bare the dark underbelly of doping in pro cycling in the early 2000s Cycling on the silver screen has had its ups and downs. Kevin Costner’s 1985 depiction of Greg Lemond in American Flyers has enjoyed cult status, as has the grittiest of gritty Sunday in Hell (1976). Yet the heavy-handed depiction of the corrosion of Lance Armstrong’s soul in the 2015 The Program was met with less enthusiasm by those well-versed in the intricacies of cycling’s troubled years. The Racer (Coureur) has opted for realism over sensation – the lead actor, Niels Willaerts, is a cyclist, and director Kenneth Mercken is not only a cyclist, but a man who has had first hadn experience with the film’s seedy doping subject matter. The Racer follows a young neo-pro, Felix, who becomes National Road Race ...

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Where Are They Now: A Tyler Hamilton Interview

Tyler Hamilton was a loyal lieutenant within cycling’s most notorious team, and Olympic champion who gave his medal back, and the author of a tell-all doping book. What's he doing now? The post Where are they now: A Tyler Hamilton Interview appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Alta Badia: Dropping Friends With Ease And Hiring The World's Highest E-Bikes

Nick Busca 24 Jul 2019 E-bike riding in the mountains around Alta Badia. Photos: Alex Moling, Nick Busca, Pinarello Just before our group reached the Mur del Giat — a short incline of only 360 metres, but with gradients reaching a maximum of 19% — I started to hear the mechanical sound of gears switching from the smaller to the bigger cogs on rear cassettes. It was a preventive attempt to avoid the worst case scenario: walking up the hill and pushing the bike up the road. I, on the other hand, couldn’t be bothered to change any gear at all. I kept stayed on the 53 chainring at the front, stomped more power on my pedals and spun away without any issues. Nobody in my group could keep up with my acceleration; they all had to struggle with not only the gradient, but with the heat of a classic ...

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Specialized Launches Shiv Tt Disc Ahead Of The 2019 Tour De France

Sam Challis Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 16:29 Specialized says the new Shiv TT Disc is 500g lighter, rides better and is more comfortable despite being no slower than the previous design Specialized has just confirmed what the rumours and spy-shots from keen-eyed fans at WorldTour races over the last few months have been suggesting: it has developed a new Shiv TT bike. The new design has already won on the WorldTour at the Tour de Suisse and scooped three national time-trial championships. However Specialized has clearly explained the new design isn’t any faster than its previous iteration. The brand claims the new bike instead rides and handles better, as well as being around half a kilo lighter. ‘In a hypothetical 40km TT, the new Shiv TT Disc creates essentially the same drag as the previous Shiv, which is the most aerodynamic, UCI-legal bike in the world. But time trials ...

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The Weekly Spin: Putting Chris Froome Crash Conspiracy Theories Into Context

Chris Froome’s accident was staged. The details surrounding his treatment in the hours that followed his crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné don’t add up. No photos or videos exist from the moments following the crash. The fact that an ambulance was parked so close to the crash site is a little too convenient. The … The post The weekly spin: Putting Chris Froome crash conspiracy theories into context appeared first on CyclingTips .

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After Over 1,000 Tests At The Giro D'Italia, Uci To Roll Out Further Mechanical Doping Measures

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Governing body to introduce an upgrade to magnetic scanning technology plus a ‘tracker’ that can be attached to bikes

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In-Race Motor Doping Tracker Could Be Introduced In 2020, Says Uci

Chris Froome bike is checked for a motor on Stage 9 of the 2016 Tour de France

Joe Robinson 7 Jun 2019 Number of checks for mechanical fraud conducted at 2019 Giro d'Italia down on last year's race A tracker that can be fitted to every bike in the peloton and detect hidden motors at any point during a race may be introduced by the UCI soon. This announcement came as the UCI conducted a net drop in the number of bikes checked for motors at the recent Giro d'Italia . In a statement, the UCI confirmed that it had conducted a total of 1,312 tests using the magnetic scanning method at the start of stages. On top of that, 113 bikes were also tested using the x-ray scanning box which included the stage winner and race leader each day. This combined total of 1,425 bike checks is lower than the number of checks conducted at last year's Giro . While only 58 bikes were checked using ...

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Uci Planning To Step Up Mechanical Doping Measures From 2020

The UCI uses its magnetic resonance tablet to check for motors at the Tour de France

The UCI is pushing ahead with plans to step up the fight against mechanical doping , revealing plans to fit bikes with magnometer tracking devices and roll out an upgraded version of its tablet scanner from 2020. Preventing mechanical doping - the use of hidden motors - was a cornerstone of the manifesto with which David Lappartient was elected UCI president in 2017. Last year saw new initiatives introduced, including post-race X-ray scanning and in-race thermal camera monitoring. Those measures were unveiled at the governing body's headquarters last March, alongside plans for the magnometer tracking device, developed alongside the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission. At that point, the technology appeared to be a work in progress, with no clear timeline on its development. However, the UCI announced on Thursday that, following successful trials at last year's Tour de France, it is ready for manufacturing and could be rolled ...

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Uci To Use New Testing Methods To Combat ‘Mechanical Doping’

UCI to use new testing methods to combat ‘mechanical doping’

Cycling's governing body promises new methods to combat the threat of 'mechanized doping' within racing Read the full article at UCI to use new testing methods to combat ‘mechanical doping’ on VeloNews.com .

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Giro D'Italia: Roglic Shows Sign Of Comeback Ahead Of Final Mountain Stage

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) at the start of stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia

Primoz Roglic attacked twice in the finale of the climb to San Martino di Castrozza on Friday afternoon, showing he still ready to fight for a place on the podium at the Giro d'Italia despite pain in his ribs after his crash on Sunday and a growing feeling he trying to limit his losses on the climbs and so fight for a place on the final podium in Sunday Verona time trial. Roglic was keen to pull on a cape and descend quickly to the Jumbo-Visma hotel at the foot of the 14km climb but his bike was again tagged for a UCI X-ray check for mechanical doping and so he had to ride into the anti-doping area behind the podium for the check. Vincenzo Nibali's and Mikel Landa's bikes were also selected for X-rays controls, while other riders selected for anti-doping controls. Roglic spoke briefly about his two attacks ...

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Sciandri: I Loaded Roglic's Bike Onto Movistar Car And Took It To Finish Line

Eusebio Unzue in the Movistar car

Movistar sports director Max Sciandri has told the Italian press that he took Jumbo-Visma leader Primoz Roglic 's bike to the finish of stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia in Como on Sunday after the Slovenian was forced to swap bikes with teammate Antwan Tolhoek due to a mechanical problem . In recent days, the Italian media has questioned the whereabouts of Roglic's bike after the finish and whether it hadn't been inspected by the UCI post-stage. The so-called polemica surrounding the whole issue stems from the fact that Roglic's bike wasn't initially at the finish of the stage, where UCI officials have the right to inspect all bikes for any sign of 'mechanical doping' – i.e. hidden motors. The bike didn't arrive at the finish with Jumbo-Visma's 'number one' car, as Roglic's sports director Addy Engels and his colleagues had stopped for a nature break when the call came ...

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