The Fancy Bears hacking of the WADA/Olympic data base unearthed Bradley Wiggins' TUE use just before three important events has caused rumblings of doubt and calls of stretching the letter of the law. Wiggins has not broken the rules as they stand, but there is the moral question and whether or not the TUE system is wrong. Joe Harris and Steve Maxwell of The Outer Line ask; is it 'Treating or Cheating?'
With the mega sporting festival that is the Olympics upon us, it is an unfortunate reality that doping stories are fighting for equal time with actual sporting stories. "Spitting in the Soup" is a hard-hitting, comprehensive, and highly readable analysis of the varying societal and historical forces driving our love-hate relationship with sports and doping.
Doping and sexism don't usually appear together in a cycling article, but you can rely on Lee Rodgers to combine both subjects in his Lowdown. Welcome back Mustafa Sayar to the Tour of Turkey, we have missed his EPO fueled victories and good-bye Jess Varnish, British Cycling don't want you. All sounds a bit unfair.
Oct 29, 2015 - The season is over, but we can look forward to the Tour Down Under. Don't think about training in the cold and wet, catch up with the big cycling news stories: Britain to criminalize doping, ban for Santambrogio, Van der Haar's calendar, Novo Nordisk and AG2R 2016 roster, Basso's new job, surgery for Vliegen, Tinkoff on holiday, Lotto Belisol U23 report and you can ride a lap of the Zonhoven cyclo-cross.
A few months ago many cyclists cared little about what the USADA or WADA acronyms meant, but the Lance Armstrong debacle has set the record straight on that. The United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency are the non-profit organizations setting and enforcing anti-doping rules. Both receive partial funding from their respective home governments and from various Olympic-related committees.
It took 566 days to suspend Alberto Contador for his positive test for clenbuteral at the 2010 Tour. The suspension of another champion is indeed bad for cycling, but even worse is the murky mess created by such a drawn out ruling process.
We've bemoaned our fates as lovers of a dirty sport for a long, long while now. It's easy to complain and whine and sit idly at the side of the road. Bike Pure hopes to do something about cleaning up the sport, and is trying to make a difference. Let's take a closer look at the organization.
With so many experts - both legit and so-called - weighing in on Floyd’s case, PEZ decided to enlist the consult someone with at lot more knowledge on the topic than us. We put some key points to him, and present his responses for your consideration…
As journalists we’re supposed to present a balanced view of our sport, but sometimes it’s hard, especially considering the events surrounding this year’s Tour de France. Today we went a long way to try and get a balanced view – all the way to Uganda to talk to a man who can always be relied upon to give a thoughtful perspective – Paul Sherwen.
A quiet start to le Tour de France? “C’est Impossible!” Le Poop is hitting Le Fan in Strasbourg, as one name after another gets dropped into the steaming pile of doping allegations wafting from Spain. Pez arrived in the knick of time to step into a big pile of the stinky stuff…
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