The “good old days” were mainly dope-less:
Soap Opera of Tour de France in the 1980s
In 2006, I wrote a major
Floyd Landis & Testosterone — Drug Questions in a Mystery Story
and here a few external links:
competition between cheaters & testers (general, for all sports)
drugs are indispensable for competing in bike racing (check final section, "drug use common")
erythropoietin (EPO) - in Wikipedia
Mr. Clean – Greg LeMond and Pro Cycling’s Doping Problem
TRAINING PRINCIPLES (eventually these, and more, will be moved into a "bicycle training" page)
Principles of VO2-max
Nutritional Challenges of the Tour de France
MORE — This page will become more fully developed later, probably by mid-November 2013. For example, there will be links about Tyler Hamilton (60 Minutes, The Secret Race) plus Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis, and more.
If you're interested in the Science of Drug-Doping in Bicycling and you want to help develop this page about it, please read "Do you want to help?" in the homepage for SCIENCE IN SPORTS.
Homepage for SCIENCE IN SPORTS
( later, more links will be here )