SECRET MOTOR CHEATING: TEAM SKY, LANCE ARMSTRONG DENIES INVOLVEMENT
Team Sky and Lance Armstrong in new reports, have come out to deny and wash their hands clean of any involvement in the use of secret motors in bicycles to cheat during races.
The television report made by CBS television said that Team Sky, the team which has produced four out of the past five champions of the Tour de France competition denied the use of such motors in their bicycles.
The possibility of motorized cheating in pro cycling was examined on the show “60 Minutes” where Greg LeMond, a three time winner of the Tour de France was present.
LeMond admitted that such cheating exists in the sports as not everyone can be good in a sporting event.
“I know the motor is still in the sport. There are always a few bad apples because it’s a lot of money,” LeMond said.
In the years 2013, 2015 and 2016, the Tour de France crown was won by Chris Froome, a Brit who was riding for the Team Sky. Due to his times in the difficult climbing stages, he was also named the King of the Mountains in 2015.
The last time such a feat was achieved was in 1970 as no other Tour winner had ever won the mountain crown and the Tour de France crown together.
Speaking to the CBS, a Team Sky spokesperson told the media outfit that mechanical assistance has never been used by the team. The spokesperson also made it known that for the time trials, and in order to allow for better aerodynamics, bikes might be heavier.
Concluding, the spokesperson said that the International Cycling Union (UCI) checked and cleared all of Team Sky’s bikes.
According to unnamed sources quoted by the CBS, UCI in 2015 did not allow French investigators take out Team Sky wheels and weigh them alone in order to find out if they were enhanced.