Three cyclists investigate suspicious bike noises

The Swiss newspaper Le Temps collects the testimony of three riders who hear strange noises from the rear wheels of four Tour teams.


According to the Swiss newspaper Le Temps, three riders from the Tour peloton are trying to understand the origin of suspicious noises coming from the wheels of certain bikes and also the nature of some drinks that are consumed in secret. Anonymously, one of them noted that he hears "very strange metallic sounds" coming from the rear wheels of four teams: Tadej Pogacar's UAE, Mark Cavendish's Deceuninck, Jonas Vingegaard's Jumbo and the Bahrain, which received the Wednesday the visit of the gendarmes in the preliminary investigation opened by the courts of Marseille.

This is how this suspicion was described: “It is a metallic noise, like a poorly adjusted chain. We are no longer talking about a motor in the connecting rods or an electromagnet system in the wheel rims, but about a device hidden in the hub. Power through the brakes. Inertia is stored as in F1 ”. Another, the cans that some cyclists receive in the final parts of the stages: "Those who did it told us that they did not know what they were drinking, but that we were not the first to ask that question." Ketones (they burn fat for energy) and Maurten hydrogels (they allow a greater conduction of sugars) are on everyone's lips.

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