Doping in Cycling

Guest article: Prof Erik Boye on the bias in power in anti-doping

2019-08-08: This is a guest post by Norweigian scientist Erik Boye, in which he raises concerns about the imbalance in power in antidoping and how it…

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The Sun Yang-Mack Horton-FINA affair: Don’t stare too long at the Sun (sorry…)

2019-07-24: Sun Yang is the villain of the piece, with two protests creating a dramatic backstory at the World Championships. He is emblamatic of a loss…

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Team Sky and Marginal Games

2018-01-15: UKAD sent a scathing letter to British Cycling, outlining a series of improper and sub standard processes and governance issues in the aftermath of their…

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Brief thoughts on Froome’s salbutamol result

2017-12-13: So by now you’ve read the news – if you haven’t, or even if you have, read it here, because Daniel Benson has done a…

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The way, then the lack of will: A story of anti-doping and those who might save it

2017-04-24: The history of antidoping can be divided into two overlapping phases. There was once a huge lack of a "way" - inadequate tools to catch…

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Should doping be legalised? The Olympic drug debate

2016-08-05: Should we legalise doping? Make it open to all, and avoid the controversy and scandal. A regular issue comes around for the Olympics. In…

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Eight quick thoughts on the Froome data

2015-12-04: Chris Froome's data, or the first part thereof, was published in Esquire yesterday evening. Some thoughts on what it says, means, and what may…

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Froome’s scenarios: The data, dilemmas and dark side of the moon

2015-12-03: Chris Froome's data is due to be released tomorrow. Here are my thoughts on what it shows, what it can't show, the testers, the…

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Semi-transparency, smoke, mirrors and an illustrative case

2015-07-21: As rest day #2 of the Tour arrives, more and more talk of transparency, with a vague commitment of average cadence from a stage from…

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