Doped Bicycles?: A Little Electrifying (Good) News in the World of Bicycle Racing

By Ari de Wilde In a news cycle that has been marred with broad national discussions of discriminatory immigration laws and attorney generals disobeying executive orders from President Donald Trump, it was with pleasure that I watched the CBS 60 Minutes news story on “Enhancing the Bike” in professional cycling.[i] Investigative journalist Bill Whitaker’s story…

Review of Selling the Yellow Jersey

Eric Reed, Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2015. Pp. 251. Notes, index, 19 halftones, 1 map, and 3 tables. $45.00 hardback. Reviewed by Cian Manning Eric Reed, an associate professor of history at Western Kentucky University, analyses how the French related to…