51: Museum Trips, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, and the History of Doping

This episode is brought to you by: Phil’s Fondo and Bike MS: Bay to Bay Tour. We talk museums and the new issue, the WADA hack and Bradley Wiggins TUEs, and the latest book from Velopress – Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports


Solvang’s Finest Century
Solvang Autumn Double
CAF Million Dollar Challenge
Foxy’s Fall Century
Spooktacular XXX
Tour de Turtle & Turtle Trek
Honor Ride – California Challenge


Issue 136: Make sure you pick up a copy of the new issue at your local bike shop or check out the digital edition for free. Our 5×5 feature for this issue is all about museums, and riding your bike to museums. We think visiting museums is important for experiencing art and culture, and in this feature, we include information on free admission days and the bikes we rode on to get there.

Bradley Wiggins and WADA Hack: When the WADA was hacked there were many records released to the public that revealed the medical history of the cyclists participating in the 2016 Olympic Games. We focus in on Bradley Wiggins, who’s medical records showed that he was given permission to inject the banned drug triamcinolone days before three major races – including the 2012 Tour de France. On September 23rd, Wiggins appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to talk about the necessity for the injection of the corticosteroid.
Wiggins and Froome medical records released by ‘Russian hackers’
David Millar calls for Bradley Wiggins’s TUE medication to be banned
Oleg Tinkov: The final interview
Aya Ibish’s Mercedes DUI Wreck Makes the Big Time: Tomo News
Sir Bradley Wiggins: Former team doctor ‘surprised’ at drug prescription
Simone Biles Proudly Opens Up About Having ADHD
Spitting in the Soup Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports
Cycling: Former Wiggins team-mate questions timing of TUEs

Spitting in the Soup: We talk about a book Kelley is reading entitled Spitting in the Soup by Mark Johnson, released July 2016. It brings up some interesting – and often not discussed – insights about the history behind the stigma of performance-enhancing drugs. We mention the first modern Olympics, organized by Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) of France in 1896. We talk about how Coubertin ideals and vision for the Olympics have influenced the sport today. We end our show with a discussion about ‘clean sport’ vs ‘unclean’ sport.

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