I didn't see a thread devoted to this topic specifically, so here it is! If you have any recommendations for books, movies, television shows/specials, televised racing, magazine articles or whatever else post it here! Try not to overwhelm the thread with the latest professional racing doping news. It would be nice to get some positive news, articles, information that we can all use and enjoy in addition to the latest bad news.
To kick it off I'd like to recommend the documentary Hell on Wheels. It follows primarily the T Mobile team during the 2003 Tour de France and specifically Erik Zabel. More than that it is a behind the scenes look at everything that goes into the Tour de France stages and a little bit of history of the race.
It is an amazing documentary with some great race footage, interviews and beautiful scenery. It's available on Netflix, and probably through other rental stores and services.
It's also interesting that it is about T Mobile considering all the allegations and admissions that have come from the team recently about doping. It doesn't ever touch on the subject in any way. However it definitely puts a human face on the issue by showing the conditions and stress these riders are under as they are expected to perform no matter what condition they're body is in. I'm not making excuses, but I think I can see what has lead some of them into the choice to dope.
'08 cycling : 0/1500 miles
'08 running: 446/1500 miles