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  • UCI ups technological fraud testing at Tour

    Tour de France competitors will be subject to increased surveillance by the UCI to combat technological fraud.

    Omnisport
  • USA Cycling relying on high-tech training tools ahead of Rio

    USA Cycling is pushing the limits of training technology in the run-up to the Rio Olympics, first with a revolutionary track bike that took years of design, then with proprietary hardware and software they can use to better gauge how well their athletes are training in the months leading up to the…

    The Associated Press
  • Olympics-Britain's King may appeal against Rio snub

    Olympic champion Dani King is considering appealing against the British Cycling decision to leave her out of the country's road race team for the Rio Olympics, the rider has said. King, who won the track team pursuit gold at the 2012 London Games, is the second-highest ranked British woman on the…

    Reuters
  • Latest-running Rio venue ready - sort of

    The Rio Olympic velodrome, the latest-running major venue for the August Games, was declared ready on Sunday for action -- without actually being finished. It is just 40 days until the first Olympics in South America gets under way and there had been growing fears about slow progress at the…

    AFP
  • Tour de France to Use Thermal Cameras to Detect 'Mechanical Doping'

    The Tour de France will use thermal cameras this year to detect hidden motors used by cyclists to gain an unfair advantage, French officials announced today. The thermal cameras can detect the heat emitted from a hidden motor even if the motor is turned off, the Associated Press reported. Earlier…

    ABC News
  • Program lets Boston commuters drive some, cycle the rest

    BOSTON (AP) — Traffic is crawling bumper to bumper on Soldiers Field Road, a major artery leading to Cambridge and downtown Boston, as Mark Rabinsky parks his car near the Charles River, takes out his bike and prepares to cycle the rest of the way to his job at Harvard University.

    Associated Press
  • Hidden motor checks 'planned for 2016 Tour de France'

    A wide-reaching series of checks for hidden motors in bicycles is to be employed at the 2016 Tour de France, Sunday's French weekly le Journal du Dimanche has reported. The Journal de Dimanche cited evidence suggesting motorised cycle use had been strongly suspected at recent Tour de France and…

    AFP
  • Thermal cameras to be used in Tour de France to catch motor cheats

    Thermal cameras will be used in this year's Tour de France to fight against motor cheats, French Minister of State for Sport Thierry Braillard announced on Monday. The cameras, which can detect a motor in a bicycle, have been developed by the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) at the request of the…

    AFP
  • Thermal cameras to be used at Tour to catch hidden motors

    High-powered thermal cameras using atomic research technology will be used on the Tour de France to help eradicate the threat of riders using hidden motors inside their bikes. A leading French science and technology research body into atomic energy, called the CEA, will provide the technology…

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling: Thermal cameras to be used to detect motors on Tour

    Thermal cameras will be used at the Tour de France to detect motors in bikes, the French Sports Secretary of State said on Monday. In a joint news conference with Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, French cycling federation president David Lappartient and International Cycling Union (UCI)…

    Reuters
  • Greipel outsprints Kittel for German cycling title

    Andre Greipel got one over his great sprint rival Marcel Kittel by winning the German Championships road race on Sunday. Just under a week from the start of the Tour de France, Greipel came out trumps in a battle between the two men to have dominated sprint finishes in the last three editions of…

    AFP
  • Rio mayor delivers last major Olympic Park installation

    Rio de Janeiro's mayor handed a still not entirely finished cycling arena to organizers on Sunday, inaugurating the last major installation in the Olympic Park just over a month before the summer games begin. Organizing committee representatives said temporary installations and decorations would be…

    Reuters