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  • 30 July 2015
  • Felix Hemsley

The Tour on Drugs – How the Tour de France doping scandal played out over twitter

Believe it or not, the official countdown to the next Tour de France is already on, but we’re not quite done reviewing the 2015 edition just yet. We’ve taken a look into the conversations around doping during this year’s Tour de France, by far the single most potentially damaging topic to the reputation of the Tour and to competitive cycling in general.

So from those testing positive for cocaine during the race (something of an antiquated approach to performance enhancement) to the return of Armstrong on the route in support of a charity ride, we’ve taken a look into how the online conversation played out - it’s something of a bumpy ride!