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  1. Niseko

    Mechanical Doping

    Seems like it is really a thing. Look at the way Ryder's bike comes to a halt here after a crash in the Vuelta last year and then speeds up and spins on an axis with the back wheel still moving. Tell me this video is not suss. Now Cippolini has repeated calls that Contador swapping bikes regularly is due to motors being inside. http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/05/news/contador-laughs-off-bike-motor-rumors-spread-by-cipollini_369990 Ex-sprinter Mario Cipollini made waves Wednesday when he suggested during the post-stage RAI TV broadcast that riders shouldn’t change their bikes mid-stage ahead of key mountaintop finales. Why? Cipollini suggested that it’s “bad for the image of cycling, because people think there’s a motor in it.” Read more at http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/05/news/contador-laughs-off-bike-motor-rumors-spread-by-cipollini_369990#Rg0IoLEpE2e1bpm4.99 And some similar claims about Contador from 2011 http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/8703/Guimard-claims-Contador-could-have-used-mechanical-doping-in-Giro-dItalia.aspx "In addition, electric bikes exist, this is not fiction, they work and very well. Microelectronics is very advanced today. When you are capable of eating rotten meat, then one is maybe capable of doing lots of other things...” Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/8703/Guimard-claims-Contador-could-have-used-mechanical-doping-in-Giro-dItalia.aspx#ixzz3aD2Tk8gH So what do we think? Hard to think these weasels would not do it because of their absent morals - so why wouldn't they use these motorised bikes?
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