UCI: we still have the best method for detecting motors in bikes

Governing body has tried thermal imaging cameras, but remains confident in its own methods

The UCI has responded to reports that it failed to detect riders using motors in their bikes at in early season Italian races by insisting that its method of testing for mechanical doping is "by far the most cost effective, reliable and accurate method".

A joint investigation by French TV station Stade 2 and Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera used thermal imaging cameras which, they claimed, showed seven riders using motors in Strade Bianche and Coppi e Bartali. Five of the motors were allegedly in the seat tube of bikes, with the other two were located within the rear hubs.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.