Xenon gas as a performance-enhancing drug: doping or just hot air?
March 5, 2014
Last month The Economist published an article suggesting that Russian athletes have been using xenon gas as a performance-enhancing substances for a decade or more. While the practice is not specifically banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) it does raise questions about what constitutes doping and what practices should and shouldn’t be allowed. CyclingTips …
What effect does age really have on cycling performance?
September 26, 2013
Chris Horner turned heads earlier this month when, at 41 years old (Masters 3 here in Australia!), he became the oldest rider ever to win a Grand Tour. And just last night Horner released all 39 of his Biological Passport test results in an attempt to dispel speculation that he could only have won the …
High-fat, low-carb diets: good for you and your cycling?
August 20, 2013
For decades the use of carbohydrate in a cyclist’s diet has been a given. We know from research findings that carbohydrate is necessary for improving both high intensity and endurance performance. But recently this theory has been challenged by a number of endurance athletes and researchers. In this first part of a two-part series, Joe …