Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2015 06:48
Written by jfcooper
Welcome to the Wacky Wednesday Report
After a Holiday break we are back with this week's report, and we find former Pro Racer Greg Lemond offering help to the UCI.Greg LeMond has suggested that a simple way to detect if riders have hidden motors in their bikes is to use a heat-detecting gun, even during races.
LeMond is convinced that motors have been used in the peloton and that a heat gun and banning bike changes could be a simple but effective deterrents.
“I know that motors exist, I’ve ridden a bike with one and I’ve met the inventor and talked about it. If people think they don’t exist, they’re fooling themselves, so I think it’s a justified suspicion. I believe it’s also been used in the peloton. It seems too incredible that someone would do it, but I know it’s real,” he said.
Read more: Wacky Wednesday Report 6/3/2015
Published: Sunday, 17 May 2015 15:39
Written by Jamie Naragon
It got as close as it could be to a 'comfortable' defense for Alex Dowsett as the 26-year-old Briton conquered the 36th edition of Bayern-Rundfahrt (UCI 2.HC) in south Germany following the final circuits in Nürnberg (198km). The whole Movistar Team led the Essex boy home brilliantly, with all Soler, Sanz, Capecchi, Moreno, Anacona and Sütterlin - combined with sports direction by José Luis Arrieta and José Luis Laguía - entirely focused on the UCI Hour Record holder's success.
A five-man break avoided any of the three intermediate sprints being contested by Dowsett's nearest rival Tiago Machado (KAT), which meant he only had to keep any gaps into the final bunck kick tight to conserve the yellow jersey. It's Alex's 10th pro victory - his first overall classification after 24-hour stints in yellow at both the Circuit de la Sarthe and the Tour of Britain last year - and also the Movistar Team's 23rd success of the 2015 season, only thirteen short of their best record in 1998 with almost five months of competitions still to come.
Read more: Dowsett seals GC victory in Germany