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, […]
Doping in Cycling
“You can trust me”
These are radical times for the Tour de France and professional cycling. Michael Rasmussen, the wearer of the yellow jersey, celebrated yesterday for a great ride that saw him fend off Discovery’s attacks on the Col d’Aubisque, has been dumped off his team and the Tour after it was revealed that he had lied to […]
A culture of doping in cycling?
Yesterday (23 June), I wrote two posts about the ominous shadow of doping in cycling, with the Tour de France coming up. In , I gave the example of how Bjarne Riis, the winner of the 1996 Tour, recently admitted to doping. The problem is that he does not appear to be an isolated case, […]
The shadow of drugs over the Tour de France
The 2007 Tour de France begins in about 2 weeks from today, and yet again, an ominous shadow is looming over the race and the sport in general. You’ll see a doping alert news search down the left hand side of our blog, and unfortunately, it’s been in overdrive since we started out. It seems […]
Doping – Could it be any worse?
On the back of the recent doping news, namely Operation Raw Deal and the fact that Michael Rasmussen returned a “non-negative” test from this year’s Tour de France, comes a perhaps not so shocking admission by Canadian mountain bike superstar Genevieve Jeanson. In an interview with Radio Canada, she admitted to taking EPO since she […]
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