Doping in Cycling

Neanderthals, aliens, performance data & context

2015-07-18: 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…

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Close your eyes really tightly

2015-07-15: I gave an interview to Off the Ball radio today. Here's that interview, plus some extra thoughts on…

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Day 1 in the mountains: One more pixel, context & mistrust

2015-07-14: Chris Froome produced a dominant display to win the first mountain finish of the 2015 Tour de France. As always, doubts exist around the…

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A no-good week for doping in sport

2015-06-07: 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…

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Tinkov’s 3 Grand Tour challenge: Physiological, or folly?

2014-10-13: Oleg Tinkov has dangled a 1 million Euro purse to entice cycling's big four - Contador, Nibali, Quintana and Froome - into racing all three…

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The physiology at the front of the Tour

2014-07-25: 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…

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The 2014 Tour: Performance implications & a reflection on the origins

2014-07-25: Very brief thoughts on the 2014 Tour, and a particular nostalgic moment to 2009, when David Walsh actually introduced me to performance analysis as a…

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2014 Tour de France: Performance analysis ready

2014-07-05: The 2014 Tour de France rolls out of Leeds today. Over the next three weeks, the usual performance analysis is bound to ask questions. …

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2013 Recap. And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all!

2013-12-24: As 2013 draws to a close, let's look back on the highs and lows of 2013 here on the Science of Sport, with a look…

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