Interesting piece in the current issue of Procycling magazine. Could a “power passport” help to deter (and catch) the dopers in the peloton?
Before he became a controversial journalist, Irishman Paul Kimmage was a cyclist. And a rather good one at that. In the mid to late 80s he rode for four years as a pro in Europe including multiple starts in the Tour de France. He even made it all the way to Paris in one of … More BOOK REVIEW: Rough Ride
I stumbled across this advert on BikeWar.com. Worth a look, especially given everyone loves a fart gag. Get faster – dope naturally….
I’ve read a lot of cycling books of late. And libraries worth of sporting biographies over the years. Which is why it’s been rather refreshing to read such an honest and humble sportsman’s account – warts and all – rather than the usual 300 or so pages of ego-stroking from an author who wants to … More BOOK REVIEW: Racing through the dark
Being the technology slaves we most certainly are, cyclists are always on the lookout for the next big thing. Integrated brakes and seat posts? Awesome. Power metres in your pedals? Cool. Electronic shifting? Yes please. Disc brakes? That’s so pro. Elliptical chainrings like Wiggo? Hell yeah. Touch-screen GPS? Chapeau. We love knowing about this stuff, … More Next stop on the doping express?
Report today in the New York Times says Lance Armstrong is considering fessing up. SBS have reported it too.
There’s only one John Eales. And as far as I can tell he’s never been a pro cyclist. That’s why “zero tolerance” approaches to doping in the sport, currently most famously espoused by Team Sky, are doomed to fail and cause far more problems than they solve. As you may already know if you follow … More Zero tolerance. Zero sense.
If you’re in Sydney you may have seen this article (link below) by Rupert Guinness in today’s paper. A senior club official basically suggesting there are club riders doping right down to C-grade level. For what it’s worth I reckon he’s spot on, it might even run to D-grade. And I don’t just mean caffeine … More Dopey C-Graders
With all the press around Lance’s dumping by Nike today, I figure there’s no need for me to write a post about it. But I just had to get this headline out there.