Here’s how the tiny motor that Armstrong would have used in his bikes for years works

The scandal jumped this Saturday. Lance Armstrong He could have used technology during his career to help himself. It was the French journalist expert in cycling, Antoine vayer, the one in charge of collecting several videos with a common gesture: the American always touched the back of his seat before significantly increasing his speed.

As you can see in the following image, it is about tiny devices barely 800 grams, so they are very easy to hide inside bicycles. These are composed of an engine that produces 500W power and a battery that fits inside the bottle used by cyclists.

However, the force they exert is not enough to stop the rider from pedaling: “It’s not like riding a motorcycle. You need to work hard to get it going. “, explained Harry Gibbings, head of Typhoon, a manufacturer of these types of engines.

The worst thing is that it is not the first time that the shadow of fraud haunts Lance Armstrong. In fact, the one from Texas was dispossessed of Seven Tours of France that he had achieved consecutively after acknowledging in 2013 that he had doped in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.