Belgian Federation ready to buy expensive scanner to deter mechanical doping

The Belgian Cycling Federation has confirmed that is ready to spend 50,000 Euro to buy a sophisticated handheld electronic scanner so that it can quickly and efficiently check bikes for possible mechanical doping techniques before races. The first systematic pre-race tests could be carried out at next Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first major professional road race on the 2016 Belgian calendar.

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