Two Riders Caught Taking EPO at GFNY

Colombian Felipe Mendez and Argentinian Gabriel Raff tested positive for EPO at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship event in an out-of-competition control. Race organizers say that both riders were among several randomly selected athletes out of a testing pool of 60 which contained riders with a chance of placing in the top 10 overall or... Continue Reading →

How to Beat the Biological Passport

There’s a well-known survey in sports, the Goldman Dilemma. Bob Goldman began asking elite athletes in the 1980s whether they would take a drug that guaranteed them a gold medal but would also kill them within five years. More than half of the athletes asked said yes. The biological passport, which tracks blood and urine... Continue Reading →

The UCI has Banned Tramadol

Professional cyclists taking the painkiller tramadol will now face disqualification from races, fines and potentially suspension by the UCI. According to the World Anit-Doping Agency (WADA), tramadol is frequently used by riders. Some use the medication to treat pain, but others use the drug to improve their performance on the bike. A trial titled "Tramadol... Continue Reading →

90-Year-Old US Cyclist Fails Doping Test

The old 'contaminated meat' excuse once again rears its head, in the most hilarious way possible. How do you win a sprint competition by yourself? Actually, here's a better question. How do you lose it? Well, apparently by getting disqualified. Carl Grove, a 90-year-old cyclist from Indiana, has been stripped of his age-group title and world... Continue Reading →

The Worst Doping Excuses

Great video from CGN today on the worst doping excuses in cycling. There have been some great ones over the years ; from blaming sweets to absorbing a conjoined twin riders have conjured up some strange stories. My favorite has always been Landis blaming whiskey. You have to appreciate the creativity. Obviously, Lance Armstrong was... Continue Reading →

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