The Lance Armstrong doping investigation forced cycling’s stakeholders to take a hard look at its sport. The resulting testimonies and documents revealed years of damage and possible corruption.
The UCI promised cycling is moving forward today when it announced Lance Armstrong will lose his seven Tour de France wins for doping, but the organising itself appears stuck in its old ways, writes Gregor Brown from Geneva.
Filippo Simeoni was first – beating David Millar, Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton – to confess and break the code of silence in cycling. Ten years before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) case against Lance Armstrong, he testified in a criminal case against Michele Ferrari. The Italian cyclist admitted he doped and detailed Ferrari’s operations in […]
Paul Kimmage spent last week preparing for a date with the international cycling federation, the UCI. He is fielding phone calls, meeting lawyers and reflecting on his 20-plus years as a journalist. This past year has had its ups and downs, or rather, downs and ups. After 10 years of service, the Sunday Times of London […]
A few months ago I was invited to do the Haute Route by Will Levy of Two Wheel Tours. I jumped at the opportunity but sadly had to abandon at the last moment due to a positive A sample at the Tour de France after a big night out on the Champs d’Elysees (kidding of […]
The 95th edition of the Giro d’Italia starts in four days in Herning, Denmark. European cycling journalist, Gregor Brown, provides a quick insight to the allure of the Giro as well as the challenges faced by new race director, Michele Acquarone.