I gave an interview to Off the Ball radio today. Here’s that interview, plus some extra thoughts on context.
Doping in Cycling
Chris Froome produced a dominant display to win the first mountain finish of the 2015 Tour de France. As always, doubts exist around the performance. One single performance does not a doper identify, but pixel-by-pixel, it’s becoming harder to sit on the fence. I jump off it here.
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 why, and what it means for anti-doping’s ever steepening road.
Oleg Tinkov has dangled a 1 million Euro purse to entice cycling’s big four – Contador, Nibali, Quintana and Froome – into racing all three Grand Tours. Is it physiological? Or Folly?
The physiological implications of performance are explained in this article. They show plausibility, within historical contexts, but also compel the same questions to be asked of the sport.