Chris Froome

WADA’s TUE Expert Group backs current system, wants regular audit of process

Speaking in the wake of the Fancy Bears’ hack of athlete data and the related leak of Therepuetic Use Exemption (TUE) data into the public domain, the World Anti Doping Agency has defended the TUE system. In a statement released on Thursday, the agency’s TUE expert group has said that there has been ‘a lot …

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Team Sky TUE controversy: Why one medical expert has real concerns

In recent days one of the biggest news topics has been the leak by Russian hackers of medical data relating to Team Sky riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. The so-called Fancy Bears hackers released confidential Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) documents relating to the two Tour de France winners, showing the medical substances they had …

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Jaksche on Sky’s TUE controversy: ‘We used the same excuse in my era.’

Commenting on the Team Sky TUE controversy, former professional Joerg Jaksche has said that injections of Triamcinolone acetonide were a standard grey area doping practice used by professional riders in the past. The German rider was involved in the Operacion Puerto controversy and later admitted to blood doping during his career. He became a whistleblower …

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Froome, Wiggins among athletes with TUE approvals published by Russian hackers

For the second time in two days, the Russian hacker group Tsar Team, also known as “Fancy Bear” has published private medical records from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database — and this time, it’s information pertaining to the only two British riders to win the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. The hackers illegally …

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Froome accepts that Sky teammates should be out of Vuelta a España

Commenting on the controversial decision to allow the 93 riders who were out of the time limit on Sunday to remain in the race, Chris Froome has conceded that they should have been ejected. Speaking to Cyclo 21, he made the surprising admission; surprising, because the other eight members of his Sky team all finished …

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Evolution vs. excitement: Should power meters be banned during races?

Has the use of power meters made professional cycling predictable and unexciting? Two Grand Tour champions at the Vuelta a España think so; one does not. Tuesday, in a press conference held during the Vuelta’s rest day, Alberto Contador was asked — due to his failed tactics on Stage 10 to Lagos de Covadonga — whether he thought …

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Preview: What you should know about the 2016 Vuelta a España

It’s late August, which means it’s time for the third and final Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España. Starting Saturday and running through September 11, the Vuelta is the Grand Tour that attracts the least attention. But with a tough course and a strong start list that includes three Grand Tour champions, this …

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Chris Froome’s lab results analysed: Just how good is the three-time Tour de France champion?

When you’re both a fan of professional racing and a keen cyclist yourself, it’s only natural to wonder how you stack up against the pros. While tools like Strava have made it easier than ever to see how we compare, it’s very rare that we get a detailed look at the physiology of one of …

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Cancellara smashes Rio time trial to take second Olympic gold medal

On a hilly Olympic time trial course that appeared to favor lighter — and younger — riders, Fabian Cancellara turned back the clock, and defied all expectations, to smash the competition and win a second Olympic gold medal Wednesday in Pontal, just west of Rio de Janeiro. The medal bookends his Olympic time-trial victory in …

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Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet takes gold medal at crash-marred Olympic road race

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet is the 2016 Olympic road champion, winning a three-up sprint after a dramatic race marred by several crashes on the techncial descent of the Vista Chinesa climb. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark) took the silver medal in Rio, with Rafal Majka (Poland) in bronze. The day’s biggest losers were Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) and …

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