2013 Tour de France

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Healthy skepticism, dealing with doping and denial

2013-07-09: Skepticism is an essential part of cycling's quest to regain the trust of its followers. Here's…

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Tour 2013 rest day: Pondering the unanswerables with physiological implications

2013-07-08: Chris Froome's near-record ascent of Ax-3-Domaines asks some challenging physiological questions. Proof is impossible, but the implications warrant…

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Clean performances to surpass doped performances?

2013-07-06: A brief look at the the effect of doping on performance, with a view to predicting when, if ever, a clean performance will surpass a…

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Froome’s non-published TDF power output: Noise for ‘pseudoscientists’?

2013-07-05: Team Sky have refused to publish their cyclist's power outputs for fear of misinterpretation by "pseudoscientists". Does he have a point, or is transparency…

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The Power of the Tour de France 2013: Performance analysis groundwork

2013-07-03: The 2013 Tour de France gets underway this weekend, and in preparation for our analysis, I explain the principles and concepts behind analysing Tour mountain…

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2013 Recap. And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all!

2013-12-24: As 2013 draws to a close, let's look back on the highs and lows of 2013 here on the Science of Sport, with a look…

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Tour de France 2013: Alp d’Huez preview

2013-07-17: Cycling's most famous climb is featured twice in one stage in 2013. We look back at its history to look forward to what to…

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Mont Ventoux Preview: Looking forward by looking back

2013-07-14: A look ahead to the climb of Mont Ventoux in the 2013 TDF, and what the history leads us to…

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Froome’s first mountain performance: Cue debate

2013-07-06: Chris Froome assumed the yellow jersey and control of the Tour on Ax-3-Domaines with a near-record ascent. Brief first thoughts on the performance and debate…

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