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UCI presents a new approach to mechanical doping: this coming weekend will be a baptism of fire in our country

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UCI president David Lappartient has indicated that “there next weekend during a WorldTour race a röntgencontrole will take place of the bikes present riders”. Lappartient presented Wednesday his plan against technological fraud. This coming weekend there are in our country, the E3 Prijs (Friday) and Gent-Wevelgem (Sunday) on the program.

A mobile röntgenunit, installed on a trailer, will this weekend for the first time by the UCI be used. Lappartient, who in september, the Briton Brian Cookson succeeded, the fight against technological fraud one of his priorities. “We’d like to show that the riders are no engine use”, opened Lappartient. “The goal is to show that anyone with equal weapons fight.”

“In the past three months, we have a system worked, that an obvious solution is for the championships”, explained the French former rider Jean-Christophe Péraud, that the material commission of the UCI leads. “We can give thanks to this development the bikes read like an open book. The bike dismantling is no longer necessary. The plan is to use this technology to be present on five continents and in 18 countries. We are going to fifty percent of the races in the WorldTour, but also other disciplines such as mountain biking or track cycling will be checked.”

The mobile unit, of which the UCI is currently only one instance is owned, was developed by the American VJ Technologies, since 1987, a partner of the International Cycling union.

In January 2016, was so far the only atle(e)t(e) caught on the use of a motor in her bike. It went to veldrijdster Femke Van den Driessche. She was captured at the world cup cyclocross in Zolder and got a suspension of six years imposed by the UCI.

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