Rumours of motorised doping have been circulating for some time now, with the UCI undertaking regular checks for motors in bikes.

Amidst all of this, a strange video has emerged from the Vuelta. The Spanish newspaper Diario AS posted the video which they say shows a mechanic from the Movistar team saying to a soigneur “hide the bike.”

The team mechanic is seen removing a bike from the rack on the team car which is then taken away by the soigneur.

There has been no explanation forthcoming so far from the team to explain what may have been a misunderstanding.


  1. Pro Teams regulary hide bikes that have had terminal equipment failure or complete frame failures as to not draw massive media attention which would lead to negative PR for the teams sponsor. All part of the game.


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