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


part I|1 pages

The use and supply of doping products

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Changing patterns of drug use in professional cycling

Implications for anti-doping policy

chapter Chapter 5|14 pages

Kicked out

How experts are being deterred from playing on the doping market

part II|1 pages

Threats on cycling and opportunities for anti-doping

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Everyone was doing it

Applying lessons from cycling’s EPO era

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Cycling teams preventing doping

Can the fox guard the hen house?

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Blowing the whistle on doping in cycling

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

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

chapter Chapter 15|17 pages

The clean corrective

Can thinking about clean cyclists enhance anti-doping?