Archive | November, 2010



I Wish I was Twenty One Now Presentation at Aarhus University, Denmark

I Wish I was Twenty One Now Presentation at Aarhus University, Denmark English Translation: Wednesday 24 November at 13-15 with visiting scholar Martin Hardie, Deakin University in Geelong, Australia Lecture: I Wish I was twenty-one now. Martin Hardie will present his recently completed research on athletes’ views about doping and professional cycling. Hardie’s lecture will […]


MR.ADAMS*

MR.ADAMS* By Pedro Horrillo original published in El Pais in Spanish Mr. Adams entered my life at the same moment as we started the new year, on January 1st, 2008. To tell the truth, I never approved of him, but he didn’t seem to care: he had come to stay and was aware that I […]


The Swarm and the Social Peloton

The Swarm, by Patrick Bohan, originally published in The Ride Journal, must be one of the most beautiful pieces of cycling writing in a  long time.  It echoes on another level what we have tried to come to grips with in our Introduction to the Social Peloton in our report “I Wish I was Twenty […]


The Biological Passport, New Cycling Pathways and Real Peloton Podcast 33

There is some more new cycling pathways conference coverage and commentary on the Real Peloton Podcast No. 33. It is all good listening as usual but the Biological Passport discussion commences at about 50 minutes into the podcast.


An interactionist study of phenomenon of doping.

An interactionist study of phenomenon of doping.  How and why did physicians create this standard ? How did sportsmen receive it and decide to use doping ? Download pdf: Intervention Copenhagen By Christophe Brissoneau, Research Center Sense Ethics Society (National Center of Scientific Research – University Paris Descartes). A Paper delivered at the Body enhancement […]


The curiosity of physiologists – how the beat the anti-doping controls.

Carlos Arribas, El Pais, 15 November 2010. The curiosity of physiologists, it involves a fascination to see how performance can be increased, animals first, then later people, by increasing the amount of oxygen that their blood could carry, led in the 1980′s to the major qualitative transformation of doping. Now, well into this century, when […]


From Barthes to Foucault and beyond – Cycling in the Age of Empire.

A paper to be delivered at FOUCAULT: 25 YEARS ON CONFERENCE – UNI SA , 25 JUNE 2009. From Barthes to Foucault and beyond – Cycling in the Age of Empire. Martin Hardie May 2009 ‘Whilst the onomania lasted, bickerings and divisions endured.’ Barthes is right in that he tells us that there is an […]