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And so it begins. Belgian racer using a motor?

Old 01-31-16, 08:00 AM
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And so it begins. Belgian racer using a motor?

Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche has a bicycle seized and is suspected of using a motor powered bicycle during a race.
Her brother is a known doper and her father is right now denying all allegations of her using a booster motor while trying to lay the blame on her teammates or entourage. Teammates, friends and family are also sobbing in denial.
Great stuff. Belgian pro cyclists in general are doing a nice job lately of lowering the ethics bar.

I wonder how many of the same knuckleheads that wouldn't listen to Lemond about pos Lance also refused to listen to him about the use of motors when he tried to inform people last year?
Nothing like letting petty likes and dislikes stand in the way of truth...

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Old 01-31-16, 08:08 AM
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Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or 4WD?

Probably 4WD; I'll bet the judges became suspicious when she dismounted to lock the hubs.

Seriously, I didn't think it would be possible, but here's an example of how its done:

Hidden motors for road bikes exist ? here?s how they work | CyclingTips

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Old 01-31-16, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or 4WD?

Probably 4WD; I'll bet the judges became suspicious when she dismounted to lock the hubs.
Right
How long before the German team has their bikes confiscated for emissions?
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Think there is already a thread for this lurking around.....
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Old 01-31-16, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
Think there is already a thread for this lurking around.....
Yeah. I had done a quick search and missed it before I started this one. Wasn't sure which forum it belonged in either.
Either way, this one is already much more informative and amusing
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I am not surprised in that regard. Search function hasn't worked for me here in a while.
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