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Team Milram rider Erik Zabel of Germany leaves the anti-doping control after the eighth stage of the 95th Tour de France cycling race between Figeac and Toulouse

Guide to Doping Categories

As I was doing research for my latest article on the recent doping admissions I came across the line from Erik Zabel, “I never had a structured doping plan, never had any experts around me, and so never saw myself as a super doper. I only had recommendations.” Super doper? At first glance I […]

Froome Jag

Chris Froome’s Tour de France Jaguar

Unless your win is stripped from you, victory at the Tour de France is a good thing. Depending on your nationality you’ll meet the king/queen, president, prime minister, or whomever is leading your country at the moment. Then there’s the trophy. While not particularly attractive, it is still a Tour de France trophy, very prestigious […]

Team Sky 2013 Tour de France line-up

Tour de France transfer game

Let’s forget for a second all the doping allegations and rumor aimed at Chris Froome. By far he’s been a better Tour de France winner than last year’s Bradley Wiggins. Last year Wiggins was unable to deal with the press and media spotlight that comes with the burden of wearing the yellow jersey. As people […]