Friday, June 18, 2010

No Hidden Motors Allowed in Tour de France Bikes, LOL!

Idiot conspiracy theory of the month: Viral video shows it's "easy" to hide a motor inside a bicycle.

From BBC News:
Scanners to help combat 'mechanical doping' are to be introduced for next month's Tour de France.

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara has been at the centre of allegations that motors were being placed in bike frames to power the pedals during a race.

The Olympic time-trial champion, 29, and his Saxo Bank team have strongly rejected these accusations.

With electronic gears permitted in bikes, the International Cycling Union feel it necessary to tighten checks...
Here's the conspiracy video - with all such hallmarks - viewed 2.5 million times:

...Following the accusations and reports circulating at the beginning of the month, Cancellara said: "It's so stupid I'm speechless."
He's right, it is stupid: "secret hidden technology" has been a traditional grist of conspiracy theorists for thousands of years, and it became boring long ago.


Next idiot please!


Backseat Blogger said...

but don't forget the adage
"truth is stranger than fiction"

bulletproofcourier said...

Exactly, thanks! Indeed that's another common theme in conspiracy theory thinking.