French authorities have shut their situation to concealed motors over the peloton, with discovered no signs of mechanical doping throughout the two-year evaluation.
Femke Van den Driessche was captured at the World Cyclocross Championships at 2016, the very first high-level rider to test positive for getting a bicycle with an engine inside, while a 42-year old amateur was subsequently captured in a bigger race at October 2017.
French prosecutors then declared they’d start looking in an alleged conspiracy between”very noteworthy riders” believed to be using concealed motors, and exploring”connections between global teams, private businesses and biking’s greatest authorities”.
But the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) has closed the situation, report l’Équipe, although the UCI has also concluded its partnership with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), who’d been growing mini thermal scanners to discover motors.
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These devices could have been fitted to each individual bicycle in a hurry, declared in 2018 included in a selection of new procedures to fight mechanical doping from UCI President David Lappartient, nevertheless the price was too pricey for the biking body, and they’ll rather continue to use pills to scan bicycles.
The mini apparatus had seemingly caused a stir in the 2018 Tour de France once they discovered a burst of electricity by your rider’s pedals throughout the race, although it was a false alert following a mechanical flaw was the cause of the heating emanation that was picked up.
Throughout the analysis, French governments interviewed the clear inventor of the concealed motors, Istvan Varjas but didn’t hear from assorted senior members inside the UCI. They also drafted in physiologist Pierre Sallet to aid with the analysis, that drew up a report emphasizing that the 2018 Tour for a cause for concern, in addition to criticising the UCI detection method.
Former Ag2r La Mondiale rider, Jean-Christophe Péraud, that finished second in the 2014 Tour de France, was appointed by Lappartient at 2017 to function as UCI’s’Supervisor of Gear and the Fight against atomic fraud’.
The Frenchman was also interviewed by researchers on the next rest day of the 2018 Tour in Carcassonne, telling police:”With 99 per cent certainty, there aren’t any hidden motors from the peloton”.