Tag Archives | Doping

Guide to Doping Categories

As I was doing research for my latest RoadCycling.com 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 […]

The USADA Report – Part 1

Below is in full the USADA letter. This is the opening salvo of what is to come later today. After reading it, it’s my understanding that the active riders who gave testimony to USADA and admitted their role in doping will receive some kind of sanction. I don’t think it will be two years, but […]

Lance Armstrong

The ’98 Worlds Valkenburg Team – Where Are They Now?

Journalist David Walsh reported in The Sunday Times that Lance Armstrong’s ex-wife Kristin knew, and provided performance enhancing drugs to members of the US Postal team. According to Walsh, a rider states that Kristin Armstrong, at the 1998 world championship in Valkenburg, handed out cortisone pills, wrapped in tin foil, to the riders on the […]

Media Omerta

Lately I’ve been feeling a little optimistic in regards to professional cycling. We had disgraced Tour de France rider Lance Armstrong decide not to fight USADA’s charges against him, forfeiting his titles. With him capitulating we were spared the months of legal wrangling and public relations bullshit that was bound to happen. We had Tyler […]

USADA’s unknown ten list gets smaller?

USA Cycling announced in a press release that George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie individually asked to be taken out of the Olympic selection pool. Looking at the list of names one commonality sticks out: they were all members of the US Postal team. USADA’s charging letter to Armstrong states they […]

Nike is Dope

Stating the obvious – I’m no marketing guy. In fact I do things that make marketing guys wince – but regardless – have you seen Nike’s new tee-shirt line? Is this a good concept to run with considering the times athletics are in? The image on the $20 shirt is of an overturned prescription bottle […]

Zirbel at US Pro TT

Here we go again…

My parents have just returned from a month long vacation in Spain, courtesy of their pensioner’s fund. Or it might have been some deal my mother got. Either way they became Spain’s problem for almost a month. With their return my dad calls me to get caught up with all the news. “Hey, what’s this I […]