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You’ll no doubt have read the shocking news over the weekend of the UCI detaining a bike at the cyclocross world championships due to a suspected motor hidden inside the frame. But just how easy is it to hide a motor in a bicycle frame without anyone noticing and how does it work?

– Mechanical doping at Cyclocross Worlds confirmed

What is mechanical or motor doping?

As the name suggests motor doping is using an electric motor hidden in the bicycle frame to boost performance. Motor doping is part of a much wider form of cheating known as mechanical doping.

No surprise then that it’s very much against the rules of bicycle racing. In UCI speak it’s called technological fraud which is prohibited under article   …  More

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Belgian cyclo-cross rider Femke Van den Driessche has denied any knowledge of the motor that was discovered in her bike at the World Championships in Zolder on Saturday. In an emotional interview with Sporza, Van den Driessche – joined by her father – said that she had been surprised by its presence and said she was innocent.

“I didn’t know anything about it. I don’t know how that bike got there. I was surprised to see that bike standing there. It’s not my bike. There’s been a mistake  …  More

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Pro mountain biker Yoann Barelli pushes his limits by shredding Whistler Bike Park’s A-Line and Dirt Merchant on his cross bike.

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What defines the relationship between you and your bike?

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