Professional Cyclist Gets Six-Year Ban For Using An Illegal Motor In Her Bike

Three months ago, in a muddy field in Belgium, cycling’s newest boogeyman first showed its face when 19-year-old Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche got caught using an illegal motor inside her bike. Since then, there have been a variety of murky reports on electromagnetic wheels, a truther’s video of Van…

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Secret Thermal Camera Footage Allegedly Shows Seven Pro Cyclists Using Illegal Motors In Bikes

Rumors that elite professional cyclists have been riding with small, illegal motors tucked away in their bikes have swirled around the pro peloton ever since this infamous truther’s video presented evidence against Fabian Cancellara in 2010. Despite more suspicious evidence occasionally floating to the surface,…

Motorized Doping, Explained: Your Guide To The Weirdest Sports Scandal Of The Year

This weekend, Femke Van den Driessche, a 19-year-old Belgian cyclocross racer, lined up at the U-23 World Championships. She’d previously won the Euros and the Belgian championships, and she was the favorite to get herself a set of rainbow stripes. But she had a bad race, and was forced to exit with a broken chain one…

British Tourist Driving On Wrong Side Of Road In Spain Hospitalizes Half A Pro Cycling Team

Scary news out of Spain this afternoon, as half a dozen Giant-Alpecin riders were hospitalized after a car going the wrong way smashed into them on a training ride. Spanish outlet Informacion reports that John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Max Walscheid, and Ramon Sinkeldam were all taken…

How a Former Video Game Designer Created the Best Intersection For Bikes

Riding through a city on a bike lane that’s separated from cars feels great. But when you roll up to a light, the infrastructure often vanishes, leaving you feeling vulnerable as you cross busy lanes of traffic. Now a new type of intersection might keep cyclists safer and more visible. And it was created by a designer…

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