Tag Archives: Doping

Racing Through The Dark – David Millar interview

An interview with David Millar from June 2011 about his book, Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar, which charts his career up to his return to the sport after his doping ban. We discuss his own career, doping and what the future holds for cycling. Continue reading

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Team Sky zero tolerance policy or how not to address reality

Team Sky has never had an active zero tolerance policy, Team Sky has always had a zero tolerance policy on doping. Team Sky would like you to know from their statement that “Team Sky has had a clear position on … Continue reading

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So who does BMC Soigneur Sven Schoutteten know?

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David Millar, Racing Through the Dark interview and review

I spoke to David Millar while he was doing his press tour of the UK. Unfortunately my interview didn’t run as planned but, in keeping with my policy of publishing where I can, I’ve decided to put the interview out … Continue reading

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The Giro 2011: It’s all about Alberto Contador, except when it isn’t

Contador has been the dominant force in the race for the Maglia Rosa in the Giro d’Italia 2011, no doubt about it. But comparing it to all the other Grand Tours he has won reveals a more interesting story. Take … Continue reading

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Strange coincidences in the world of anti-doping

First, last week there was a report from EU Athletes on the relative success of Wada’s anti-doping effort described in the press release thus: “The report, ‘Adverse Analyzing’, raises serious questions about the foundation of evidence behind current anti doping … Continue reading

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The Grand Illusion: doping has changed

This is part of a series of posts on what I think are illusions that have grown up over the years around cycling. For further reading, you can do no better than read the section in Roland Barthes Mythologies and … Continue reading

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Say adios to steak-frites Alberto Contador

(Photo by Sifu Renka on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence) There are few culinary delights in this world which can match the pleasure of steak-frites done properly. It’s the great constant of French cuisine that you can order anywhere … Continue reading

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An open letter to professional riders on the subject of speaking out about doping

Dear riders, Some of you have been remarkably outspoken on the fate of one of your number, forcefully damning one idiot. Sadly you seem to equally reticent to condemn another, well, idiot. I’m sure you don’t need me to put … Continue reading

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How Paul Kimmage changed the game of cycling journalism

In 1990, Paul Kimmage stuck his head above the parapet and published his account of his time as a professional cyclist, Rough Ride. It changed cycling journalism. In 2011, Kimmage once again changed cycling journalism in a fundamental way. Except … Continue reading

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