Cycling

  • Cycling road race – from behind
    Podcast

    Triamcinolone

    20 April 2018

    Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the corticosteroid triamcinolone

  • Cyclists in a road race
    Podcast

    Acetylcysteine

    12 April 2018

    How a versatile drug that helps manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose found itself at the centre of a cycling scandal

  • Nanotech optimised bike chainAMG0630
    News

    ‘Nanotube chains’ may boost Olympic cycling success

    28 July 2016

    Team GB is using a chain treatment that reportedly leads to significant power savings

  • Pain killer capsules called "Tramadol HCL" with drug powder on white background.
    Podcast

    Tramadol

    26 November 2014

    Simon Cotton introduces the painkiller tramadol – could this be the next banned drug in competitive cycling?

  • Lycra sportswear
    Podcast

    Lycra

    28 September 2011

    Brian Clegg stretches out the science of this compound

  • A row of asthma inhalers
    Podcast

    Salbutamol

    5 January 2011

    Andrea Sella introduces an asthmatic's elixir with an athletic avenue for abuse