Thermal imaging will be used to detect electric bike motors, on the Tour de France.
The bikes will also be checked before and after the race, with magnetic wave scanning technology.
For the forthcoming Tour de France, the UCI will have resources in place to conduct between 3,000 and 4,000 tests. An effective testing protocol is one which is unpredictable so the UCI confirms that it will deploy additional methods of detection at the Tour, to both assess their performance and to ensure a varied testing protocol.
UCI scanners, as well as being deployed across the UCI calendar, are now available to UCI’s member National Federations, supported by training from specialist staff. Many federations have placed orders and some have already begun deploying it at national level races.