Tag Archives: doping

ESP Tipcast 86 Addendum: Meldonium Mayhem

You can checkout the ESP PODCAST here   References Dombrova et al. (2016) Pharmacological effects of meldonium: Biochemical mechanisms and biomarkers of cardiometabolic activity. Pharmocological Research. In press. Seppälä. (2016) FINADA – Meldonium, or mildronate. Sjaste et al. (2005) Mildronate: an antiischemic drug for neurological indications. CNS Drug Review. 11(2):151-68. Stuart et al. (2016) Meldonium...
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Performance Optimal: Can micro-dosing really improve performance?

In a continuing series of articles and podcast as we lead up to the World Cycling Championships in September, I delve into doping through micro-dosing. As testing has became more stringent in the 2000’s, it is believed that athletes, including pro cyclists, moved to micro-dosing drugs like EPO to reap...
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Cycling Science: Is power output the key to catching dopers?

The 2015 Tour de France is over and with it the endless stream of doping speculations about Chris Froome. I get it, we’re all skeptical of disparities in performance now, as if we expect 5 or 10 riders to all slug it out on every climb before sprint to the...
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The (absurdly) strange case of Roman Kreuziger

If you follow cycling, then you no doubt know about the 4 year long battle of Roman Kreuziger. Now with his CAS case finally coming due, Roman is facing, what I would consider I near certain ban. I’ll get to why I’m near certain a little bit later. First, let’s...
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The anti-protein movement: More bullshit “evidence”

Look, I get it. Some people have an agenda. Maybe they’re naive or gullible, or maybe they believe something so much they have to dig up anything they can to prove their point (i.e., confirmation bias). As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t...
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Book Review: Pro cycling on $10 a day by

From the publisher: Pro Cycling on $10 a Day chronicles the racer’s daily lot of blood-soaked bandages, sleazy motels, cheap food, and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport and the worth of the journey, proving in the end that even among the narrow ranks...
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