What was in the jiffy bag? It’s a controversy that dates back to 2011, when a mysterious medical package was flown from Manchester to the French Alps near the end of the Criterium du Dauphine. Last week, UK Anti-Doping dropped its investigation into Team Sky, Bradley Wiggins, his TUEs for the corticosteroid triamcinolone, and the mysterious jiffy bag. Wiggins then released a statement extolling his exoneration, as if the whole thing has been wrapped up nicely. But is he exonerated, really?
Welcome to the new CyclingTips Podcast — let’s call it v2.0 — a revamped weekly show with hosts Caley Fretz, Neal Rogers, James Huang, as well as CyclingTips editors from around the globe. Every week, we’ll bring you big, beautiful, emotional stories, insider tech knowledge and tips, unique interviews, and much more. This week, Caley, Neal, and James dig into the recent motor-doping accusation between Phil Gaimon and Fabian Cancellara, which could be headed for a courtroom.
We’ve already shared the year’s favorite products from James Huang, Matt Wikstrom, and David Rome, and our annual series now continues on with a round of products from the newest member of CyclingTips, Caley Fretz. An accomplished rider both on-road and off, he spends most of his saddle time these days somewhere in-between, with a dose of paved speed, a lot of dirt fun, and gear that helps him ride seamlessly between the two. Plus coffee, of course.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".