The Little Black Bottle

Choppy Warburton, His Mysterious Potion, and the Deaths of His Bicycle Racers

By Gerry Moore; Andrew Ritchie
(Cycle Publishing, Paperback, 9781892495679, 158pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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More than a hundred years before accusations about doping in sports, particularly bicycle racing, became headline news, a famous coach called Choppy Warburton plied his trade with a mysterious little black bottle. The riders under his care achieved phenomenal success, but most died young, and it has been suggested his little black bottle was the cause of both the successes and the early deaths. This book tells the story.

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