A neanderthal took to urine throwing in the Tour. Patriotism sure does inspire stupid actions sometimes. The preoccupation with the performance and physiological data inspires similar passions. But what would an alien visitor make of it, if the context was added to the debate?
Tour de France Analysis
Close your eyes really tightly
I gave an interview to Off the Ball radio today. Here’s that interview, plus some extra thoughts on context.
Day 1 in the mountains: One more pixel, context & mistrust
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.
Long live transparency – the data video controversy
The first rest day of the 2015 Tour de France provided a video linked to data of Chris Froome’s 2013 Mont Ventoux domination. It was hurriedly removed. Long-live transparency and skepticism.
Who wins the 2015 Tour de France?
The 2015 Tour de France gets underway tomorrow. It’s a mountain-heavy, time-trial light version, and should be a great battle between four huge names. Who emerges in three weeks with the Yellow jersey? A race preview, before the analysis begins.