What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in the last month or so, it’s The Game Changers film. It’s the latest in a long line of diet “documentaries”, promoting a specific way of eating for optimal health or athletic performance, based around the stories and experiences of an individual. … The post What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Freeman tribunal: Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky head of medicine Steve Peters agrees Testogel would be “mad” way to dope

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Former British Cycling and Team Sky head of medicine gave evidence today

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The best Evans Cycles deals for Black Friday 2019 (UK only)

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Massive Black Friday savings on Castelli, Genesis, Giro, Kask, and SealSkinz and more

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The cycling film made by an ex-doper: Kenneth Mercken Q&A

Peter Stuart 13 Nov 2019 Based on the director’s own experience, Belgian film The Racer lays bare the dark underbelly of doping in pro cycling in the early 2000s Cycling on the silver screen has had its ups and downs. Kevin Costner’s 1985 depiction of Greg Lemond in American Flyers has enjoyed cult status, as has the grittiest of gritty Sunday in Hell (1976). Yet the heavy-handed depiction of the corrosion of Lance Armstrong’s soul in the 2015 The Program was met with less enthusiasm by those well-versed in the intricacies of cycling’s troubled years. The Racer (Coureur) has opted for realism over sensation – the lead actor, Niels Willaerts, is a cyclist, and director Kenneth Mercken is not only a cyclist, but a man who has had first hadn experience with the film’s seedy doping subject matter. The Racer follows a young neo-pro, Felix, who becomes National Road Race ...

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Shane Sutton will not return to Dr Freeman's tribunal hearing

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Joe Robinson 13 Nov 2019 Former coach stormed out of the hearing on Tuesday after being accused of 'being a doper and liar' Former Team Sky and Great Britain coach Shane Sutton will not return as a witness to the medical tribunal into Dr Richard Freeman. Sutton appeared as a witness at the tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday for what was an explosive afternoon of questioning , to answer allegations he had bullied Freeman into ordering banned substance testosterone to the Manchester Velodrome in 2011 to treat erectile disfunction. During the questioning from Freeman's legal counsel Mary O'Rourke, Sutton was accused of being 'a liar' and 'a doper', who stored testosterone in his fridge. See related Shane Sutton accused at Freeman medical tribunal of being a 'doper' who stored testosterone The testosterone tribunal: the story so far How to get stronger legs for cycling In an incredible response, Sutton demanded ...

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Sutton walks out of Freeman medical tribunal hearing

Supported by Shane Sutton walked out of the Richard Freeman medical tribunal hearing on Tuesday following a tense exchange as he was being cross-examined by Freeman’s lawyer. Freeman, the former doctor of British Cycling and Team Sky, is accused of ordering a delivery of testosterone packets to British Cycling headquarters in 2011 “knowing or believing it was … The post Sutton walks out of Freeman medical tribunal hearing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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"I don’t need to be dragged into this shit fight" - Shane Sutton storms out of Richard Freeman hearing

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Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky coach pulls no punches under cross-examination at medical tribunal

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Shane Sutton accused at Freeman medical tribunal of being a 'doper' who stored testosterone

Shane Sutton

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 An explosive afternoon in the Freeman medical hearing sees former BC coach Sutton accused of being a liar Former Team Sky and British Cycling coach Shane Sutton has been accused of being a 'liar', 'doper' and storing banned 'testosterone vials in a fridge' during the medical tribunal into Dr Richard Freeman. The medical hearing being held in Manchester has been investigating allegations that former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor ordered banned testosterone patches to the Manchester Velodrome in 2011 to improve the performance of an athlete. Freeman admits making the order but claimed he was bullied by Sutton into doing so in order to treat erectile dysfunction. The Australian was put in front of the hearing this afternoon to be examined by the defence. Freeman's legal counsel Mary O'Rouke QC then proceeded to make the allegations. 'Our case about Mr Sutton is that he’s ...

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Ex-Team Sky coach Sutton storms out of doping probe medical tribunal

Supported by London, Nov 12, 2019 (AFP) – The ex-head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky Shane Sutton reacted with fury at a medical tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday after being forced to defend himself against accusations of bullying, doping and lying. Representing accused ex-Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman in a fitness to practice hearing, Mary … The post Ex-Team Sky coach Sutton storms out of doping probe medical tribunal appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Medical tribunal claims Freeman ordered testosterone “knowing or believing” it was for an athlete

Supported by The medical misconduct panel investigating Dr Richard Freeman, former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, amended its allegations Thursday to specify that a box of Testogel testosterone patches delivered to the Manchester headquarters of British Cycling in 2011 was ordered “knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic … The post Medical tribunal claims Freeman ordered testosterone “knowing or believing” it was for an athlete appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Ex-Team Sky doctor now charged with ordering testosterone to improve rider's performance

Ex-Team Sky doctor now charged with ordering testosterone to improve rider's performance

Joe Robinson 7 Nov 2019 GMC has its application to amend allegations approved. Photo: Team Sky press shot The General Medical Council (GMC) has successfully had its charges amended to read that former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman ordered testosterone products in 2011 'knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.' The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) are currently holding the trial investigating claims that Freeman ordered Testogel to the Manchester Velodrome, the headquarters of British Cycling, in October 2011. The hearing began by investigating claims that Freeman had lied about ordering the banned substance for a non-athlete member of staff at British Cycling and then returned the product to Fit4Sport Limited. The trial was put on hold after the GMC then requested an amendment to the allegations to now read that Freeman's 'motive for placing the order was ...

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Hope and Lotus collaborate on 'groundbreaking' Team GB track bike for Tokyo 2020

Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2019 New bike is still subject to UCI approval but could be revolutionary on the track Team GB has unveiled its 'groundbreaking' new track bike designed to continue the team's golden success at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In a collaboration between Hope and Lotus, this unique bike has pushed the UCI boundaries as to what's legal, continuing both brands' reputation of thinking outside the box when considering bike design and manufacturing. Recent UCI rule changes have allowed the design teams to increase the width of the forks and seatstays, creating deeper sections while also reducing the overall weight of the bike. Rather than the frame, Team GB believe it is the developments in the disc wheels that are truly groundbreaking. Utilising a new manufacturing process, Hope claims to have reduced the weight of the wheels without affecting stiffness. Image 7 of 10 Image 7 of 10 ...

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There will be no Tour of California in 2020

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Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2019 The USA's only WorldTour race will be put on hiatus for next season Race organisers have announced that the USA's biggest cycling race, the Tour of California, will not run in 2020. AEG Sports confirmed that the men's and women's WorldTour races would be put on hiatus for next season due to mounting financial challenges, but hope to relaunch in 2022 under a new business model. In a statement, president of the Tour of California Kristin Klein said: 'This has been a very difficult decision to make, but the business fundamentals of the Amgen Tour of California have changed since we launched the race 14 years ago. 'While professional cycling globally continues to grow and we are very proud of the work we have done to increase the relevance of professional cycling, particularly in the United States, it has become more challenging each year to ...

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Shane Sutton denies Richard Freeman’s claim that testosterone was for him as ex-Team Sky doctor’s tribunal finally opens

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Medic who admits having told a "lot of lies" still maintains that Testogel patches weren't meant for athletes

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Freeman, Ex-Sky doctor to admit he ‘told a lot of lies’

Supported by Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will tell a medical tribunal he “told a lot of lies” and ordered the banned substance testosterone. Freeman was charged with ordering testosterone in 2011 to boost the performance of an unnamed rider. He will say the 30 Testogel sachets were not for an athlete, but … The post Freeman, Ex-Sky doctor to admit he ‘told a lot of lies’ appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Ex-GB and Team Sky doctor Freeman to admit ordering testosterone at medical tribunal

Ex-GB and Team Sky doctor Freeman to admit ordering testosterone at medical tribunal

Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2019 Former Team Sky doctor will also confess to telling a 'lot of lies' at the hearing It is expected that former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman will admit to ordering banned substance testosterone and that he told a 'lot of lies' during his medical tribunal. Freeman attended the first day of his rescheduled tribunal with the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester on Tuesday having missed the initial day citing health reasons. Freeman's legal representative Mary O'Rourke QC told the tribunal that her client would admit to ordering 30 patches of Testogel to the Manchester Velodrome in 2011. However, he will deny that the order of the banned substance from Fit4Sport was due to be administered to an athlete. Freeman will also admit to having told lies in his initial hearings including the claim he emailed Fit4Sport after having received the testosterone ...

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Mark Cavendish joins Bahrain-Merida

Mark Cavendish joins Bahrain-Merida

Joe Robinson 25 Oct 2019 Rod Ellingworth and McLaren draw Cavendish on a one-year deal Mark Cavendish will ride for Bahrain-Merida in 2020 it has been confirmed. The sprinter will join on a one-year deal hoping to kickstart his career after a spate of injury and illness. The Middle Eastern team confirmed the signing of Cavendish on Friday afternoon, however it had been long rumoured that the 34-year-old would be making the switch. British motoring company McLaren will be a key sponsor for Bahrain-Merida in 2020 and the brand has previously worked closely with Cavendish, most notably on the development of the Specialized S-Works Venge bike. This close relationship was also boosted by the fact Rod Ellingworth will be the team's manager for next season. Ellingworth has long worked with Cavendish in the past in both the national team and at Team Sky, a relationship that helped Cavendish make up ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: Enough already

There’s no longer a need to debate whether more cyclists are being killed while out on the road; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just confirmed it — at least for the United States. According to the data compiled by NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 6.3% more cyclists were killed in 2018 than in … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: Enough already appeared first on CyclingTips .

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