ICU To Scrutinize Electric Bicycles At The Tour De FranceJune 24th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The International Cycling Union (ICU) is the governing entity of the sport of cycling. It has stated that it will organize examinations at this year’s Tour De France to make certain that the cyclists are not being dishonest by utilizing motors concealed in their bicycle frames. The ICU has mentioned that a scanner will be employed from the time of the commencement of the Tour De France, which is the premier and prestigious event of cycling.
Swiss rider, Fabian Cancellara, had triumphed in the Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders earlier this year. However, in an unpleasant development, a video placed on numerous websites had demonstrated that Cancellara had triumphed due to the assistance of a motorized bicycle. The video seemed to illustrate that Cancellara was pushing a button on the handlebars of his bicycle during both the abovementioned races.
The ICU had resolved to sanction the measure of testing during last week’s conference of its managing committee. There, it was decided that it is essential to beef up the anti-cheating mechanisms already in operation. The managing committee had specifically declared that the recently executed measure of visual scrutiny of the bicycles required strengthening.
The ICU has asserted that the scanner will prove to be productive in unearthing any instrument that may be hidden in the frame. The ICU has pronounced that, henceforth, race service will be exposed to stern rules. There will be a sterner imposition of rules to guarantee that only the equipment that has been authorized in the beginning can be utilized during the competitions.
The ICU has declared that it is in touch with former racer, Davide Cassani. Cassani has asserted that he has examined a motorized bicycle that could enable a rider to cheat. Cassani has divulged that he would be in a position to complete a classic or a Giro stage with the assistance of such a motorized bicycle.
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