David Lappartient: Riders are sharing rumours of new doping techniques, they feel there is a gap

"Man is limitless in the imagination to cheat," the UCI President said

David Lappartient
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Riders in the professional peloton have told UCI President David Lappartient they feel there is a performance gap between riders, and willingly inform cycling's governing body on rumoured new doping techniques as well as nefarious goings-on that they hear and see.

"We have a few. On what they hear or what they see," Lappartient told DirectVelo on whether riders ever get in contact regarding doping within the sport. "There may be rumors of new techniques. They don't really know. Some riders have the impression that there is a gap. They ask themselves questions."

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