Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tour de France...

If you're looking for a team to cheer for this year when the Tour starts, take a look at Team Slipstream/Chipotle, an American team that is trying to change the way cycling is.

When the team was formed, it began participating in the Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE) program with the aim of helping to eliminate doping in professional cycling. Participants are extensively tested, developing a bio-stable marker profile. Future tests check that these markers have not moved - if they have the rider is either ill or has taken performance enhancing drugs. If any change has been noted, the rider cannot participate in racing until the markers have returned to normal levels.

Click the picture below for an interesting article from ESPN about the team.

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