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The Shadow Of The Tour: The Post-Tour Critérium Circuit

This started festering on my desktop sometime over the winter, when I realised that a lot of the cycling books I'd read had made passing reference to the critérium circuit but I'd never really got...

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Radio Daze

With the threat of rider protests at the Critérium International, the Coppi e Bartali and the GP E3 apparently still on the table it's time for me to add to the compost heap of bullshit that's been...

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The Shadow of the Syringe

What happened to Paul Köchli's idea?Jean-Paul van Poppel to David Walsh, July 1993 Looking across my bookshelf this past week, I thought it might be worthwhile to pull together what...

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Tough On Doping, Tough On The Causes Of Doping – Francesco Conconi and the Introduction of the H-test

In the third part of an occasional series of pieces looking at some of the attempts to deal with this sport's doping problem, we turn to the Haematocrit test, a solution to doping so useless that...

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Tough On Doping, Tough On The Causes Of Doping: In The Beginning Was The UCI

Probably not the best time to be tossing this one out there, what with all the fuss about LA, but this has been sitting on my puter for a couple of weeks now, best to just get rid of it. Ten years...

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The Curse Of The Yellow Jersey

A lot of people wither on endlessly about the so-called curse of the World Champion's rainbow jersey. But what of the curse of the Tour de France's yellow jersey? Most commentators will tell you it...

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Tough On Doping, Tough On The Causes Of Doping - The Kim Andersen Files

"I think that we have to fire an important part of the team managers on an international level. When I see that some teams recruit riders like [Riccardo] Ricco or [Ezekiel] Mosquera, I can only...

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2010 PROHIBITED LIST WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE

"The official text of the Prohibited List shall be maintained by WADA and shall be published in English and French. In the event of any conflict between the English and French versions, the...

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Tour de Lance, by Bill Strickland

Unhappy the land that has no heroes. No, unhappy the land that needs heroes. Brecht Bicycling Magazine’s editor-at-large, Bill Strickland, follows Lance Armstrong’s return to the pro...

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French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France, by Tim Moore

Is the thought of watching nearly two hundred lycra-clad men tear-assing round France for three weeks terrorising sheep and disrupting the sleepy afternoons of sleepy villages enough to give you a...

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