Mechanical doping (technological fraud) at the cyclocross worlds

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by steve, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. steve

    steve Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    213
    Rumours of mechanical doping are rumours no more!

    UCI statement
    The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirms that pursuant to the UCI's Regulations on technological fraud a bike has been detained for further investigation following checks at the Women's Under 23 race of the 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. This does not concern any of the riders on the podium.

    Belgian Cycling Federation commented on the case of mechanical fraud
    The UCI has detected technological fraud and we can confirm that this is the bike of Femke Van den Driessche. The UCI will give more details later"


    upload_2016-1-31_6-57-36.png

    According to UCI rules, technological fraud is punishable by disqualification, a suspension at least six months, and a fine of up to 200,000 Swiss francs. A team found guilty of mechanical fraud also could face a suspension and a fine as large as one million francs.

    News stories:
    http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden/1.2559655
    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news...aud-at-cyclo-cross-world-championships-209465
    http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/01/news/uci_detains_bike_cyclocross_worlds_394233_394233
    http://cyclingtips.com/2016/01/moto...the-first-to-be-caught-for-mechanical-doping/
    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/b...rld-championships-cyclocross-2016-1?r=US&IR=T
     
    #1 steve, Jan 30, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016


  2. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
    All I want to know is...where is the motor on MY Wiliers?

    We all knew this was coming, but for a 19-year old female cross racer to be the first busted? Amazing.
     
    Volnix likes this.
  3. steve

    steve Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    213
    She goes OK sometimes :cool:

     
  4. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
    https://www.salden.nl/nl/wilier-triestina-e-cycl-ocrosser-met-trapondersteuning.html

    pssst! Hey kid! You wanna buy an extra 150 Watts?

    It looks like there are websites that already sell hidden booster motor race bikes. Here's a link to a Dutch website that sells Wilier cross bikes with a hidden seatpost motor with helical gear drive to the crankset spindle through an over-running clutch.

    La Gazetta has an article today stating the new drive system used by the Belgian girl is some sort of motor that uses the rear wheel as the rotor...maybe field magnets or winding inside the chainstays or inside the searpost or inside the seatstays?. The mostly factless article shows a carbon wheel with wire windings inside it...good for 20 to 60 Watts. Maybe.

    This could get interesting.
     
  5. Uawadall

    Uawadall Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2015
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    122
    I wonder if any recreational cyclist with deep pockets use this,lol...
     
  6. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
    Hit the button an jump to Ludicrous Speed! I think 150 more Watts would make me the boss of the Tuesday Afternoon World Championships.

    Or not...
     
  7. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    87
    The excuses after getting caught are getting lamer all the time. Considering that you spend a certain amount of time each lap carrying your bike in 'cross, it's hard to see how she wouldn't have noticed extra weight. Plus, her crushing those climbs while the rest looked like they were stuck in the mud........hmmmmm. ;)
     
    #7 mpre53, Feb 2, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2016
  8. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,883
    Likes Received:
    139

    Obviously magnets. :D

    [​IMG]
     
    steve likes this.
  9. steve

    steve Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    213
    HAHA yeah that setup will work well :D
     
    Volnix likes this.
  10. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
  11. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036


    Greg claims 250 Watts and a 30 minute run time in this video demonstration.
     
    #11 CAMPYBOB, Feb 3, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 7, 2016
  12. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    87
    I dunno, seems like you'd need a pretty powerful (and large) battery for that output.
     
    #12 mpre53, Feb 3, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 7, 2016
  13. steve

    steve Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    213
    A motor generating 50-60w would be smaller, quieter and easier to hide. +50w at the end of a hard road race would make a huge difference.
     
  14. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
    You would be surprised at the Watts a Flux Capacitor adds.
     
  15. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    4,605
    Likes Received:
    368
    She's busted big time, but I did notice they didn't check her for doping...she could have been doing both. I little motor, a little EPO and suddenly she's winning races.
     
    Volnix likes this.
  16. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
    A video showing ex-pro Johan Museeuw getting his ass kicked up the Oude Kwaremont by an amateur on a motorized racing bicycle. Then, watch the same amateur use the booster bike in a race.

    Why in the name of fuck does video embedding have to be so damned fucked up? Bullshit.

     
  17. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,036
  18. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,883
    Likes Received:
    139
    Her brother is "doing time" for EPO. :D
     
  19. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,883
    Likes Received:
    139
  20. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    87
    You'd notice 4 pounds in a road race. In cross, where you run and carry the bike occasionally, even a child would notice.
     
Loading...
Loading...