UCI warns cheaters “it is impossible to slip through the net” as new inspection tool set to be used at Tour de France to combat motor doping

June 26, 2024

The UCI has warned any rider attempting to race with a hidden motor in their bike during the Tour de France that it is “impossible to slip through the net”, as cycling’s governing body announced that a new unspecified inspection tool will be used during the race to combat any potential technological fraud in the peloton.

Alongside the ongoing fight against motor doping, the International Testing Agency (ITA), which has been responsible for cycling’s anti-doping efforts since 2021, has also confirmed that 600 blood and urine samples will be collected from riders during the Tour, with 400 tests carried out in the month leading up to the race, in what the ITA calls “one of the most comprehensive anti-doping programmes to date.” road.cc