Doping in Cycling

The way, then the lack of will: A story of anti-doping and those who might save it

2017-04-24: The history of antidoping can be divided into two overlapping phases. There was once a huge lack of a "way" - inadequate tools to catch…

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Should doping be legalised? The Olympic drug debate

2016-08-05: Should we legalise doping? Make it open to all, and avoid the controversy and scandal. A regular issue comes around for the Olympics. In…

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Eight quick thoughts on the Froome data

2015-12-04: Chris Froome's data, or the first part thereof, was published in Esquire yesterday evening. Some thoughts on what it says, means, and what may…

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Froome’s scenarios: The data, dilemmas and dark side of the moon

2015-12-03: Chris Froome's data is due to be released tomorrow. Here are my thoughts on what it shows, what it can't show, the testers, the…

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Semi-transparency, smoke, mirrors and an illustrative case

2015-07-21: As rest day #2 of the Tour arrives, more and more talk of transparency, with a vague commitment of average cadence from a stage from…

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Neanderthals, aliens, performance data & context

2015-07-18: A neanderthal took to urine throwing in the Tour. Patriotism sure does inspire stupid actions sometimes. The preoccupation with the performance and physiological data inspires…

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Close your eyes really tightly

2015-07-15: I gave an interview to Off the Ball radio today. Here's that interview, plus some extra thoughts on…

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Day 1 in the mountains: One more pixel, context & mistrust

2015-07-14: Chris Froome produced a dominant display to win the first mountain finish of the 2015 Tour de France. As always, doubts exist around the…

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A no-good week for doping in sport

2015-06-07: A bad week for doping, with allegations against Salazar and Rupp, and the suspension of the UCI/WADA case against Roman Kreuziger. Some brief thoughts on…

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