Brailsford denies Chris Froome's lack of attacks is due to motor checks

When posed a question about motorised doping, Sir Dave Brailsford insisted you'd have to be stupid to use a motor at the Tour de France

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In a bizarre moment in the Team Sky rest day press conference, team principal Sir Dave Brailsford insisted rumours of Tour de France leader Chris Froome having a motor in his bike was ridiculous.

The UCI is using numerous methods of detection in the race, including thermal imaging, and it is also thought that x-ray machines were being used at the top of the summit finish on stage nine.

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