Will doping ruin the Tour de France?
With a history of more than 100 years, the Tour de France attracts spectators from around the world and is watched by millions. It is beautiful and it is hard, but for cyclists it is the pinnacle achievement. Each year cyclists climb the Alps faster. How is this possible? Almost every year in the past two decades, news breaks of a doping scandal. Doping has to be stopped. Tour organisers and anti-doping agencies have engaged in the fight to prevent doping and improve its detection. However, each year there seems to be a new doping strategy and a new substance. Corinne discusses the impacts this may have on the sport. Two World Wars did not stop the Tour, but will doping?
Corinne Caillaud is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, where she has taught in the discipline of Exercise and Sports Science. She received her PhD (Physiology) from the University of Montpellier in France, and has since researched how exercise impacts metabolism and improves health. Her current research with the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the University of Montpellier and the University of Copenhagen, examines the links between erythropoietin (EPO) and metabolism.
6:30 PM @ Golden Age Cinema and Bar
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