Faking Away

Another sporting competition has been ruined by allegations of doping. Only this time, the competition is virtual and includes anyone who uses the popular Strava cycling app. The “fitness tracking service bestows a virtual crown to the fastest riders completing specific routes — and it alerts them whenever someone has bested their times.” And that brings us to the odd case of Thorfinn Sassquatch.

+ When blood doping isn’t doing the trick, some cyclists are turning to hidden motors. (Please don’t tell me the end of Breaking Away was a fix…)

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