Tag Archives: Floyd Landis

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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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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On doping and other matters, some articles you should read

The latest edition of Procycling has turned up, cover is “The inside story behind the creation of” Team Laypreacher-Trunk, not a single mention of women’s professional cycling again. So here’s some articles that I’ve been reading that you should read. … Continue reading

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Breaking the wheel: time for cycling to find its Kerry Packer?

I’ve avoided poking the road rash on the rump of professional cycling that is the Floyd Landis case. Nobody has ever thanked the ninety-nine-millionth-and-one person who says “look you seem to have fallen off” while prodding the weeping flesh. Instead … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback

Now Alexandre Vinokourov wants back in on the top flight of cycling. Is there anyone, apart from Jan Ullrich, who hasn’t served a ban or banishment from the pro peloton who doesn’t want to seek redemption on the road? You’ve … Continue reading

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Back ’em, bury ’em

So the Tour De France is underway, much to my total elation as it is every year. It means I get a chance to write a bit more about cycling than usual, such as this profile of Mark Cavendish: Cavendish … Continue reading

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When is a positive not a positive?

Interesting piece in the BBC’s More or Less programme about testosterone tests: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/more-or-less/6120744.stm You can listen to it again at the moment but I’m not sure whether it will be archived.

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