Tour de France Chief Convinced That The Cheats Are On Their Way Out

by Jean Montois BREST, France, July 2, 2008 (AFP) - Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme is convinced this year's race can take place without the numerous drug-tainted scandals that have left the event fighting for its credibility. The 95th edition of the world's biggest bike race begins here Saturday with Australia's Cadel Evans and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde as the … [Read more...]

Study: Olympic and Tour de France Enhanced Performance Drug Testing Flawed

International Herald Tribune: Study shows problems with Olympic-style tests Athletes who want to cheat by injecting themselves with a performance-enhancing drug that boosts their blood cell count can do so with little risk of getting caught, a new study indicates, possibly exposing another flaw in what is regarded as the world's toughest anti-doping program. A urine test that is supposed to … [Read more...]

High Road signs with ACE for anti-doping program

Team High Road's anti-doping programme for 2008 will be run by the Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE), which also runs the program for the American Professional Continental Team Slipstream. High Road manager Bob Stapleton called it "the most comprehensive program out there. It is what the team needs and what the sport needs." According to the team's press release, each rider on the team will … [Read more...]