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Inventor of Hidden Motors insinuates cover up to the use of motorized bikes at 2016 Tour de France
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The Inventor of Hidden Motors insinuates that UCI covered up the use of motorized bikes at 2016 Tour de France

Prior to this year’s Tour de France, UCI announced that it would conduct the largest number of checks ever in order to stamp out mechanical doping.

In an interview with Off the Ball radio show, Istvan Varjas, the inventor of the hidden motors in cycling, said that UCI frustrated French police attempts to conduct the necessary screening to detect motors at this year’s race.

 

 
Oleg Tinkov: Contador too focused on winning the Tour de France in July
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Oleg Tinkov: Contador too focused on winning the Tour de France in July

In a recent interview, Oleg Tinkov criticised Alberto Contador, saying that no one in the Tinkoff team had a good relationship with the Spaniard.

He goes on to say Alberto crashed too many times this season and that affected Tinkoff's chances in the WorldTour team rankings.

He also didnt show up for Lombardia when Valverde did after being sick.

 
2017 Tour de France Route Rumours
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2017 Tour de France Route Rumours

The 2017 Tour de France will be the 104th edition and will get under way from Düsseldorf, Germany.

The official presentation of the route, will be in Paris on October 18, 2016.

We know for sure that the Grand Depart will be in Dusseldorf and that’s all that’s 100% certain.

Here's what we've heard on the grapevine before the official presentation.

 

 
VIDEO: Chris Froome re-enacts famous Mont Ventoux run
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VIDEO: Chris Froome re-enacts famous Mont Ventoux run

While appearing at the Étape London sportive, the Tour de France winner showed fans how to run with a bike.

Froome’s appearance inspired riders, who had travelled from all over the UK and beyond, to complete the popular sportive which has quickly become a firm favourite in the cycling calendar.

As well as great riding, cyclists enjoyed a number of Le Tour de France experiences including the red Skoda’s and podium finish synonymous with the pro event.

 
2016 TOUR DE FRANCE PREVIEW
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2016 Tour de France Preview

The 2016 Tour de France is a tour of central and southern France from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24, briefly visiting Spain, Andorra and Switzerland. With a total of 28 mountain passes which could see the yellow jersey battle come down to the strongest climber with the strongest team. 

Chris Froome (Sky) will seek to successfully defend his Tour de France title against favorites Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

Full details including the key stages, favorites and their teams.