The Biological Passport system has been criticized for being ineffective in the fight against doping. However, this is only when judged according to how many cyclists it has actually caught. That is only part of the question – the real test is whether it is effective enough to alter doping behaviour, possibly WITHOUT actually producing […]
Has the introduction of the biological passport influenced cycling? A look at performance, based on the science and legal factors behind the passport.
It’s been just over a week since the Court of Arbitration for Sport released the summary of its decision to issue bans to two Italian cyclists, Franco Pellizotti and Pietro Caucchioli. The significance of the decision is that the decision was based on suspicious blood values recorded as part of the biological passport system, thus lending […]
Yesterday I posted on the upcoming Tour de France, and made mention of a topic that I feel is: Really interesting as a means to add value to watching the sport, and Potentially interesting as a means to flag suspicious performances. And rather than wait until the Tour begins, I thought I’d take advantage of […]
I guess the title of this post is hypothetical, because from the developments over the last week and a half, it seems that prerequisite number one is to have the right pharmaceutical support. But we will attempt to refrain from further jabs at the sport. However, as I write this, at 10:21 on Saturday morning, […]