Mechanical Doping – How Does A Road Bike With A Hidden Motor Ride?

Published on March 4th 2016


Following on from the first ever mechanical doping case, we thought we should find out how a bike with a hidden motor actually rides. Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN store! Sign up to the GCN newsletter: Hidden motors are big news in cycling. We now know that they have been used in at least one race. And, we suspect that they offer a huge advantage to those riders who use them. We got our hands on one to find out how feasible it is to use one, what the bike actually feels like, and, finally, whether they can turn a donkey (2016 Dan) into a racehorse (2011 Dan). SHARE this video and comment down below with your thoughts. You might be wondering where we got the bike from... Huge thanks to Steve at Electric Mountain Bikes for loaning us the Electric Goat Bike: & Watch more on GCN... What is motorised doping? ▶︎ We race up the Col de la Madone on electric bikes ▶︎ The latest GCN Show ▶︎ Buy GCN winter kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Buy GCN Santini kit - USA: Rest of World: If you want to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link to help out 👍 : Music: Andrew Britton, David Goldsmith, Mikey Rowe - Chasing Shadows Matthew Corbett, Mike Wilkie - Hip Hoppers Matthew Corbett, Mike Wilkie -Phat Funker Andrew Britton, David Goldsmith, Mikey Rowe - Adrenaline Dive Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /