The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today provided an update on the controls carried out – as part of its technological fraud detection programme – at all 15 stages of the 2022 Tour de France contested to date.
In total, 712 checks were carried out before and after each stage. All the tests were negative.
Of these tests, 593 were carried out before the start of the stages using magnetic tablets, and 119 were carried out at the end of each stage using X-ray technologies.
The UCI recalls that tests are carried out at the end of each day on the bikes used by the stage winner, the riders wearing the various leader's jerseys, three or four riders selected at random and riders who give rise to suspicion, for example following the pre-stage scan, an abnormally high number of bike changes or other incidents noted by the UCI Video Commissaire.
UCI Head of Road and Innovation Michael Rogers said: "It is fundamental to the UCI that the integrity of cycling competitions is assured. The comprehensive and effective anti-fraud technological arsenal implemented for the 2022 Tour de France plays an important role in this regard.
"Bike testing at the 2022 Tour de France will continue over the last six stages at the same pace as during the first two weeks of competition."