Anonymous riders claim 'strange noises in rear wheels' and 'secret drinks' at Tour de France, according to report

The allegations were reported in Swiss publication Le Temps

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Three anonymous riders in the Tour de France peloton are said to have informed a Swiss newspaper of disconcerting noises emanating from the rear wheels of four competing teams.

Le Temps, a French-language publication from Lausanne in Switzerland, reported late on Thursday evening that a few riders had come forward to raise suspicion about the wheels and also bottles that are being handed out late in the stage.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.