Bernard Kohl, the winner of this year's King of the Mountains jersey at the Tour de France yesterday became the latest and most high profile rider to be nabbed for micro-dosing Cera – a type of EPO. Kohl was caught by the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) which has been re-testing blood samples from this year's Tour. Kohl joins his Gerolsteiner team-mate Stefan Schumacher, and Leonardo Piepoli as riders revealed to have been doping at this year's Tour. Italian Riccardo Ricco was caught at the race itself a couple of days after an awesome display of climbing which subsequently proved to have been pharmaceutically enhanced. Schumacher won both Tour time trials and was briefly race leader, (all stage winners and the race leader are tested after every stage) Kohl was the Tour's top climber and also made it onto the podium in Paris in third place overall. All those caught were stage winners although Piepoli managed to fail the test twice… Kohl's Tour team Gerolsteiner disbanded at the end of this season he had signed a contract to ride for Silence in 2009.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.