The 2014 Tour de France rolls out of Leeds today. Over the next three weeks, the usual performance analysis is bound to ask questions. Here is the history and the context for that discussion
Tour 2013 rest day: Pondering the unanswerables with physiological implications
Chris Froome’s near-record ascent of Ax-3-Domaines asks some challenging physiological questions. Proof is impossible, but the implications warrant consideration.
Froome’s first mountain performance: Cue debate
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 it is likely to inspire
Clean performances to surpass doped performances?
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 doped one
Froome’s non-published TDF power output: Noise for ‘pseudoscientists’?
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 better in all circumstances?