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21, January 2016

Iron Deficiencies: training with weights to get stronger & faster

Most cyclists would rather lose a few non-essential digits than risk ever putting on weight, so the idea of going to the gym to actually…

20, January 2016

Gene doping of athletes recorded in 2006...

Read and shake head.    And here is another article about genetic doping, with this image attached, showing the effect of modifying genes in mice.  Figure…

20, January 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Caleb the Conqueror

An oddly upbeat one from me this! And not a mention of doping... Let's just hope he's clean! Read the full Lowdon on PEZ here.

16, January 2016

DarkLight: literally brilliant


13, January 2016

Best birthday gift for Pantani not praise, but an acceptance of responsibility for our part in his demise

Twitter is alive with praise for a man who lived a tragedy, doped for years on EPO and the rest and then on to the…

13, January 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Tom & the Classics

My weekly Lowdown column on PEZ this week looks at the increasing popularity (frenzy might be the word) of the Classics and why this might…

13, January 2016

Santini tacitly condoning doping

Does this disturb anyone else out there? Happy Birthday to the greatest climber of them all. Rest in peace Pirata. #madeinitaly #ilpirata #santini pic.twitter.com/RV94jZWCpF —…

13, January 2016

Cycling in Amsterdam: their is hope for our cities!

Sat here outside a cafe in Taiwan enjoying a double dose of pollution with my latte. Lovely. However, there is an alternative, it just takes…

12, January 2016

Decision on destruction of blood bags from Operation Puerto imminent, outcome either way potentially huge

Anti-doping may have a new champion: police officer Enrique Gomez Bastida. This from The Independent: In the coming days – it is unclear when exactly but this…

12, January 2016

'What Goes Around': book preview

In and out of all this," writes the reviewer Rob Penn of Emily Chappell's new book on her career as a cycle courier in London,…

11, January 2016

Rabottini's tale of woe quite pathetic but worth scrutiny

“We met on the street, I bought a vial of EPO of 5,000 units, and a syringe that was sealed. I paid 300 Euros. I…

7, January 2016

Review: The Program by Stephen Frears

All I can say is thank f&ck that you can fast forward films on airplanes, as it allowed me to cut down the pain of…

6, January 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: My Alternative Awards for 2015

My first Lowdown article in 2016 looks back over 2015, awarding prizes for the good... and the bad! To find out who had the hottest…

6, January 2016

First win of 2016 for Tom Little and CPCS

Get in! Barely a week into the New Yerar and Crank Punk Coaching Systems has its first win! Tom Little, originally of England and now…

27, December 2015

Al Jazeera undercover film on doping is a must-see

It's not cycling but it is doping. If you can watch this and still tell me that doping in sport - and cycling - is…

27, December 2015

Paolini on his sleeping pill addiction in Cycling Quotes

Paolini lays it all out in very forthcoming interview about his addiction to sleeping pills.  "I was addicted. I bought them with a regular recipe:…

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15th Sep, 2015
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4th May, 2015
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18th Feb, 2015
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