Ryder Hesjedal's clockwork Cervelo: UCI checks Garmin-Sharp bikes

Internet video clip of Garmin rider Ryder Hesjedal’s stage seven Vuelta crash led to stories of his ‘motorised’ Cervelo - UCI examines Garmin-Sharp team bikes in response

Ryder Hesjedal after a crash on stage seven of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

“I must admit, when I clicked on the link and watched the video that went with the story, I was almost convinced myself that something funny was going on,” laughed Garmin-Sharp sports director Bingen Fernandez.

Like thousands of others, he had seen the video clip of Ryder Hesjedal’s crash on stage seven which appeared to show the Canadian’s Cervelo bike spinning round under some mysterious force, its back wheel still driving. Obviously there was no other explanation - it had to be some kind of small engine in the bottom bracket, it was clearly the most obvious explanation.

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