Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

As I discussed in the previous edition of this blog, Lance Armstrong’s miraculous recovery from testicular and brain cancer helped to dramatically reduce the stigma surrounding what some used to coyly refer to as ‘male cancers’.  One of the biggest … Continue reading

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20%

Lance Armstrong won a battle against the odds to survive testicular cancer before going on to become the 7 time winner of the Tour de France.  By going public about his battle with cancer he did much to eliminate the taboo … Continue reading

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One More Cup of Coffee

While reading one of the volumes in my not inconsiderable library of cycling books I was interested to learn that pro cyclists will often have a double espresso and pasta for breakfast.  I favour boiled eggs, toast and a nice cup of … Continue reading

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Lies

Elite cyclists are liars. Well, not all of them, but it is not unusual for winners of Grand Tours to be disqualified for doping after having stood on the podium milking the applause of cycling fans having raced for weeks … Continue reading

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