Fifty shades of grey? On the concept of grey zones in elite cycling

Bertrand Fincoeur*, April Henning, Fabien Ohl

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, we elaborate on grey-area concepts in elite cycling. First, we show how grey areas take place in a certain lack of conceptual clarity in anti-doping regulations. Then, we analyse the changing attitudes of elite cycling stakeholders towards grey zones. Finally, we discuss our results by articulating the stance on grey areas with the quest for performance enhancement which characterizes any elite sport culture, including elite cycling.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100179
JournalPerformance Enhancement and Health
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Cycling
  • Deviance
  • Doping
  • Grey zones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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