WADA report shows high use of pain-killer Tramadol in cycling

A report from the World Anti-Doping Agency shows a prolific use of the pain-killer Tramadol in cycling

Cycling has the highest use of painkiller Tramadol out of all the sports that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) monitors.

The agency published on Wednesday a list of its 2017 findings for Tramadol and other non-banned drugs which it monitors. It made no statement along with the numbers, which covered aquatics to weightlifting.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.