1st Edition

Doping in Cycling
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN 9781138477902
Published December 7, 2018 by Routledge
260 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

USD $155.00

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Book Description

Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides an up-to-date overview of the knowledge about doping and anti-doping in the sport that has dominated doping headlines for at least two decades. It critically addresses overarching questions related to doping and anti-doping, and topical issues being raised in the agenda of policy-makers at the global level.

The book features cross-disciplinary contributions from international leading scholars in sports sociology, history, philosophy, psychology and criminology, and even beyond human and social sciences. Split into three parts (the use and supply of doping products; threats on cycling and opportunities for anti-doping; and issues, controversies, and stakes), it covers topics such as changing patterns of drug use in professional cycling, the impact of scientific advances on doping in cycling, whether cycling teams can prevent doping, whistleblowing on doping in cycling, and how to improve the credibility of the sport.

This is a vital resource for researchers, students, policy-makers, anti-doping organisations and sports federations, and an important read for anyone involved in elite cycling.

Table of Contents


Bertrand Fincoeur, John Gleaves & Fabien Ohl

PART I: The Use and Supply of Doping Products

  1. Assessing and Explaining the Doping Prevalence in Cycling
  2. Werner Pitsch

  3. Changing Patterns of Drug Use in Professional Cycling: Implications for Anti-Doping Policy
  4. Ivan Waddington

  5. Substance Use, Anti-Doping, and Health in Amateur Cycling
  6. April Henning

  7. The Impact of Scientific Advances on Doping in Cycling
  8. Reid Aikin & Pierre-Edouard Sottas

  9. Kicked Out: How Experts Are Being Deterred from Playing on the Doping Market
  10. Bertrand Fincoeur

  11. The Peculiarities of the Market For Doping Products and the Role of Academic Physicians
  12. Letizia Paoli

    PART II: Threats on Cycling and Opportunities for Anti-Doping

  13. Doped Humans and Rigged Bikes – And Why We (Wrongly) Get More Upset About the Bikes
  14. Ask Vest Christiansen

  15. Everyone Was Doing It: Applying Lessons from Cycling’s EPO Era to a Looming TUE Era
  16. John Gleaves

  17. Cycling Teams Preventing Doping: Can the Fox Guard the Hen House?
  18. Fabien Ohl

  19. Blowing the Whistle on Doping in Cycling
  20. Kelsey Erickson

  21. Performance Data to Improve Cycling’s Credibility?
  22. Raphaël Faiss & Martial Saugy

  23. What Might a Partially Relaxed Anti-Doping Regime in Professional Cycling Look Like?
  24. Bengt Kayser

    PART III: Issues, Controversies and Stakes

  25. The Decline of Trust in British Sport Since the London Olympics: Team Sky’s Fall from Grace
  26. Paul Dimeo & April Henning

  27. Is Froome’s Performance on the 2015 Tour de France Credible? A Sociological Analysis of the Construction of the Performance’s Authenticity in Cycling
  28. Flora Plassard & Lucie Schoch

  29. The Clean Corrective: Can Thinking About Clean Cyclists Enhance Anti-Doping?
  30. Matt Englar-Carlson

  31. What to do with the TUE Process? Bradley Wiggins, Therapeutic Use and Data Sharing: A Critical Analysis
  32. Andrew Bloodworth, Luke Cox & Michael McNamee

  33. Doping Relevance and the World Anti-Doping Code

Marjolaine Viret

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Bertrand Fincoeur is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sports Sciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

John Gleaves is Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the California State University, Fullerton, USA.

Fabien Ohl is Full Professor of Sociology of Sport at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.