Wed Feb 1, 2017, 08:08 AM

The next big cheat in cycling?

Cheating in the sport of cycling has reached a “mind-blowing” new level, says 60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker. There’s evidence that some professional riders are using bikes rigged with small, secret motors during races, a practice known in Europe as “motor-doping.”

Whitaker and a team of 60 Minutes producers went to Budapest to meet Istvan Varjas, the engineer who says he invented the tiny bike motor, which he says has been used surreptitiously in the Tour de France.

What’s more, Varjas says he’s already at work on the next big cheating technology for cyclists: an electromagnetic wheel. (See how it works in the above video.)

Whitaker and 60 Minutes producers Oriana Zill and Michael Rey met the engineer in a bike shop in Budapest, where he showed the producers his inventions and allowed 60 Minutes cameras to film his souped up bikes in action.

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Wed Feb 1, 2017, 08:26 AM

1. Gives new meaning to an old cliche I heard some 5 decades ago or more-

If my grandma had wheels she would have been a bus

This sounds yet again, like something that would you believe (and totally coincidental from the OP Name)
Buck Henry and Mel Brooks and the Carlson character invented on Get Smart

what next, implants in the bottom of ones foot/heel?

Everybody wants to be Tom Brady I guess. (wonder what he will cheat with this time).

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Wed Feb 1, 2017, 08:30 AM

2. I saw some of 60 Minutes Sunday night although I was not closely watching.

I heard the part about a motor and wondered how in the world a motor small enough to conceal inside a bicycle frame could be strong enough to aid the rider. Now I know what they were talking about.

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