This might make you say “what the…” out aloud but there is talk in the bunch that Fabian Cancellara has a hidden motor inside his bike, this is what is helping him take such outrageously bold wins.
Suspicions were heightened when he changed his bike in the final of both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, as if the battery had run out and swapping bikes would give him a new boost. I kid you not, read for yourself in the Républicain Lorrain newspaper and a previous mention in Cyclismag*, where there’s even talk of a “strange noise”.
It’s technologically possible but of course illegal. Anthony Roux’s interview mentions the motor but the rider says out loud what others are thinking, namely the possibility that the performance is not electric-boosted but pharmaceutically-enhanced.
* If you don’t speak French, try using an online translation tool like Babelfish