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Some vindication for Greg Lemond
Last Post 07/31/2017 02:21 PM by 79 pmooney. 3 Replies.
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79pmooney

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07/30/2017 12:08 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/53-year-old-amateur-rider-caught-using-hidden-motor-at-italian-race/

A heat gun caught the guy in the act and the violation stands out like a sore thumb.  Yes, they were acting on a tip.  And yes, you have to have the gun at the portion of the race where the motor is being used.  But, no, you do not have to know who the guilty party is in advance.  Or need a metallic, magnetic or any other "signature" to find the offender.  Heat guns document only the offense itself; the work done to assist the rider.  You can have your quark powered assist that has no signature or defining materials that can be measured by mankind for the nest millenia and a heat gun will still catch it.

I think this is pretty funny.  An individual race catches rider using technology hailed by the guy who is totally discredited by UCI (and probably still hated).  That device did exactly what Lemond said it could do while UCI was jumping over hoops to come up with a solution that could never be interpreted as giving any kind of nod to the on guy who sees clearly (in doping matters - his personal business seems a little messier)

I"d like to see individuals show up at races with heat guns and record violations on their own, then make them public.  I bet there are still a few motors in the big races, just better hid and probably lower power to not attract attention.  It would be fun to watch UCI squirm/

Ben
Master50

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07/31/2017 08:18 AM
If you think catching an amateur is really a vindication them swell Greg and Kathi now have their evidence that mechanical doping is rampant. Of course now that they let the guy get away with his bike he is denying there was a motor. So typical of cheaters.
Orange Crush

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07/31/2017 11:23 AM
What Master50 said. Hardly vindication. At best it shows you need a range of tools.
79pmooney

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07/31/2017 02:21 PM
The took needed here was the authority to hold the bike and search it. This wasn't a failure of the heat gun.

Ben
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