Tour de France / World Athletics Champs Wrap: Insights & Science

09:13 - 2022 World Athletics Championships: From suspect timing systems to the accidental super shoe, the biannual celebration of track and field served up a feast of talking points including what the future of the sport may look like.

57:37 - Tour de France: The fans conundrum: Most exciting Tour in years or are we in the middle of a new performance-enhancing substance era? What we know.


The article that caught the eye of Patron Liam Fergus, describing Ryan Crouser’s diet:

The study that found no relationship between fat-free mass and shot put performance, discussed in the Caught my Eye segment:

Sean Ingle’s piece on the shoes worn by Nigeria’s 100m hurdles WR break Tobi Amusan:

The compilation of data suggesting something was up with the timing system in Eugene:

The 2009 Study suggesting a change in the reaction time allowed in sprint events:

A piece looking at the contribution of doping, anti-doping and technology to the speed of professional cycling:

Thibault Pinot’s comments on the two speeds in the peloton:

Joe Lindsey’s excellent article on Pogacar’s time loss to Vinegaard in the Tour, describing the CP model and the fueling issues that may have been responsible.

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