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.
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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 means to flag possible doping. How times (and nationalities) have changed.
By now, most of you will have heard the news that greeted me as I woke this morning, that multiple Grand Tour champion Alberto Contador has tested positive for Clenbuterol during this year’s Tour de France victory. The reaction has been swift – Contador apparently heard of the result on the 24th of August, so […]
Le Tour de France has now passed us by, although news from the cycling world is still coming thick and fast as rumours abound about who might and might not move to the new Team Radioshack in 2010. Also, the million dollar question is where will Alberto Contador ride in 2010? So many questions remain about Astana’s […]
Fascinating day’s racing in the Tour de France yesterday, as the riders tackled what is arguably the race’s toughest day – 209km including three out of category climbs, culminating in the most famous climb in cycling, Alp d’Huez. And as expected, the attacks started early on the final climb, as the climbers were forced to […]