Most people are familiar with blood doping, but how about motorized doping?
The International Cycling Union said today that it will look into the much-discussed ‘mechanical doping’ issue in a routine meeting with industry representatives next week.
UCI president Pat McQuaid told AP that he did not think riders were actually using the device, which Italian journalist Davide Cassani demonstrated during the Giro d’Italia. The mechanical assist can be hidden inside the downtube of a bicycle frame and provide an estimated 50-100 watts of power.
Crazy stuff here. Considering how strict UCI is on bike weight and other specifics, I doubt this is possible. We shall see…