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Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:17 am

I remember when this first came up with Cancellara, everyone laughed... oh, how we laughed, it's absurd! A motor!?

The future is now:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-con ... pionships/

UCI President Brian Cookson has confirmed that the governing body found evidence of a motor in a bike at the cyclo-cross World Championships on Saturday. Following the under 23 women’s race on Saturday, the UCI issued a press release stating that they were investigating a rider’s bike for possible “technological fraud.".


:dance: where do I get one? :dance:

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby MrBond » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:22 am

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:02 pm

MrBond wrote:What is mechanical doping?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/wha ... al-doping/


"Is mechanical doping actually happening now, or has it happened in the past? It seems unlikely but, sadly, not outside the realm of possibility. Winning is big business, after all" :lol:

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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:12 pm

jonovision_man wrote:
:dance: where do I get one? :dance:

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby turd ferguson » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:17 pm

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:47 pm

turd ferguson wrote:https://youtu.be/ynLMfzLTc8M


Ha that one was funny, but this cranks aren't moving... unless it's some kind of hub mechanism, seems unlikely though.

The original... oh how we all laughed.....
https://youtu.be/8Nd13ARuvVE?t=209

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby turd ferguson » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:07 pm

jonovision_man wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:https://youtu.be/ynLMfzLTc8M


Ha that one was funny, but this cranks aren't moving... unless it's some kind of hub mechanism, seems unlikely though.

The original... oh how we all laughed.....
https://youtu.be/8Nd13ARuvVE?t=209

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It would be weird, but his bike taking off on him after a crash is weird too
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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby MrBond » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:03 pm

"For her part, Van den Driessche says the bike belonged to a friend, and mistakenly found its way into her race-day bike lineup.
The UCI will be investigating thoroughly"

Yeah sure, right... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby La » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:09 pm

I hold the UCI in about the same regard as FIFA. :lol:
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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby jonovision_man » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:27 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
jonovision_man wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:https://youtu.be/ynLMfzLTc8M


Ha that one was funny, but this cranks aren't moving... unless it's some kind of hub mechanism, seems unlikely though.

The original... oh how we all laughed.....
https://youtu.be/8Nd13ARuvVE?t=209

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It would be weird, but his bike taking off on him after a crash is weird too


It looks weird. At the time I figured it was just momentum, like wheel span up during the fall and did the vroom vroom thing when it touched the pavement. There was another article though on having some kind of system in the wheel rim itself... so you never can tell. :)

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby turd ferguson » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:23 am

Further evidence of motorized doping

http://fittish.deadspin.com/secret-ther ... 1771492666
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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby jonovision_man » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:58 am

turd ferguson wrote:Further evidence of motorized doping

http://fittish.deadspin.com/secret-ther ... 1771492666


My French is letting me down - but in their initial experiment at about the 5:00 mark where they put a motor in a bike and used the camera, it glows significantly and is very obvious.

I don't find their in-race videos as convincingly glowy. Like the one just after 8:30, seems like it could be something else (overheating bearing or something?) - it's just not entirely obvious... same with 9:30, there could be alternative explanations potentially.

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Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

Postby jonovision_man » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:10 am

6 year ban:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-den ... al-doping/

This is so blatantly cheating, there's no excuse, no grey area - I would think lifetime suspensions are warranted. Although given the typical career length of a pro cyclist, 6 years will often be the same as lifetime... hard to imagine someone could stay in any kind of form for 6 years without being allowed to race or train with pros. Not to mention the ravages of age!

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