An honest and revealing interview with Jonathan Vaughters of EF Education First.
“I realised what my performance could be with EPO and I realised what it could be without it. Once you realise that, any time you’re racing without it… you kind of give up.”
Jonathan Vaughters has always been one of the most outspoken voices in pro-cycling and, in his new book, One Way Ticket, he talks frankly about doping – past and present – depression and the “five per cent of joy” that keeps him in love with the sport. He stopped off on his way to Brussels to talk about the book and his career with Ian Parkinson.
Rouleur Editor Andy McGrath reflects on one of the sport’s greatest ever teams – the multi-coloured classic champions of Mapei, our lead feature for issue 19.5. How did an Italian bathroom grout manufacturer end up creating a team that’s still remembered with affection by fans and riders nearly two decades after their last race?
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