Everything you need to know about the motorised doping scandal

As the 'technological fraud' scandal heats up, here is everything you need to know about the history of motorised doping

Femke Van Den Driessche

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The cycling world is in a frenzy about 'technological fraud', with riders, managers and race organisers calling for a full investigation into whether motors are being hidden in bikes used in races.

Motorised doping, as it's colloquially been dubbed, has been rumoured for years, but the discovery of a motor in a spare bike of Femke Van den Driessche at the U23 cyclo-cross World Championships in January gave some foundation for the previously dismissed allegations.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.