Chris Froome urges UCI to check bikes more in fight against motorisation

Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has urged the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to check bikes more regularly in the fight against motorisation. Rumours of cyclists using motors to power their bikes were further fuelled when the UCI confirmed that a bike used by 19-year-old rider Femke Van Driessche in the U23 Cyclo Cross World Championships was fitted with a small motor to power the rear wheel. Van Driessche denied any wrongdoing and said the bike belonged to a friend. Feb 2, 2016

Fresh mechanical doping controversy hits cycling as hidden motor found in race

Cycling was being forced to confront a new controversy on 31 January, after the sports head confirmed the first top-level case of technological fraud with a hidden motor being found on a Belgian cyclists bike. The motor was discovered inside the frame of a machine at the world cyclo-cross championship in Zolder, Belgium, Brian Cookson, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), said. Feb 1, 2016