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.

chapter |10 pages


ByBertrand Fincoeur, John Gleaves, Fabien Ohl

part Part I|1 pages

The use and supply of doping products

chapter Chapter 1|18 pages

Assessing and explaining the doping prevalence in cycling

ByWerner Pitsch

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Changing patterns of drug use in professional cycling

Implications for anti-doping policy
ByIvan Waddington

chapter Chapter 3|10 pages

Substance use, anti-doping, and health in amateur cycling

ByApril Henning

chapter Chapter 4|10 pages

The impact of scientific advances on doping in cycling

ByReid Aikin, Pierre-Edouard Sottas

chapter Chapter 5|14 pages

Kicked out

How experts are being deterred from playing on the doping market
ByBertrand Fincoeur

part Part II|1 pages

Threats on cycling and opportunities for anti-doping

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

Doped humans and rigged bikes – and why we (wrongly) get more upset about the bikes

ByAsk Vest Christiansen

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Everyone was doing it

Applying lessons from cycling’s EPO era
ByJohn Gleaves

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Cycling teams preventing doping

Can the fox guard the hen house?
ByFabien Ohl

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Blowing the whistle on doping in cycling

ByKelsey Erickson

chapter Chapter 11|10 pages

Performance data to improve cycling’s credibility?

ByRaphaël Faiss, Martial Saugy

part Part III|1 pages

Issues, controversies, and stakes

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

The decline of trust in British sport since the London Olympics

Team Sky’s fall from grace
ByPaul Dimeo, April Henning

chapter Chapter 14|14 pages

Is Froome’s performance on the 2015 Tour de France credible?

A sociological analysis of the construction of the performance’s authenticity in cycling
ByFlora Plassard, Lucie Schoch

chapter Chapter 15|17 pages

The clean corrective

Can thinking about clean cyclists enhance anti-doping?
ByMatt Englar-Carlson

chapter Chapter 16|14 pages

What to do with the TUE process? Bradley Wiggins, therapeutic use, and data sharing

A critical analysis
ByAndrew Bloodworth, Luke Cox, Michael McNamee

chapter Chapter 17|18 pages

Doping relevance and the World Anti-Doping Code

ByMarjolaine Viret