The Crooked Path to Victory Drugs and Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing

by Les Woodland

Published: July 2003
Publisher: Cycle Publishing
Pages: 176
Paperback
ISBN: 9781892495402

       

Overview of The Crooked Path to Victory Drugs and Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing


The Crooked Path to Victory exposes the dishonest ways to which bicycle racers and managers have resorted over the years in an lighthearted but thorough manner.Whether it's in pursuit of the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France or the Rainbow Jersey of the World Champion, professional bicycle racing has not always been fair play all the way.From the early days on, the sport has attracted more than its share of cheats. In recent years, the use of doping, i.e. performance-enhancing drugs, has been getting increasing publicity, resulting in tightened controls--but also in more lies and denials.

About the Author, Les Woodland


Les Woodland is a cycling writer and journalist who has followed the professional racing scene for 30 years. His previous books include The Unknown Tour de France, which was also published by Van der Plas Publications. He lives alternately in East Anglia, Ingland, and near Toulouse in France.

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