VN podcast, ep. 15: Punches and sandstorms; recreational TUEs

We discuss the wild and unpredictable Dubai Tour's punch-out and sandstorm. Plus, how amateur racers got permission to take testosterone.

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Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

An eventful Dubai Tour saw Marcel Kittel punched in the face and the queen stage canceled due to vicious sandstorms. Reporter Caley Fretz brings his perspective from the ground and is joined by Fred Dreier and Spencer Powlison to discuss the cancellation, the riders union, and where to draw the extreme weather line.

Then, a look into Dreier’s feature story on recreational TUEs, which allow amateur riders to race on drugs that would never fly in the pro ranks.

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