Joe Parkin

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Joe Parkin is a US-born cyclist who, at the suggestion of Bob Roll, moved to Belgium in 1985 at the age of 19 to race professionally.[1] After six years as a journeyman European pro, competing is such events as Paris–Roubaix[2] and Tour DuPont[3] for such teams as Tulip,[3] he moved back to the US, rode for the Coors Lite,[3] and turned to mountain bike racing in 1995.[4] He now works as editor for cycling magazines.[5] He has written two books about his racing career: A Dog in a Hat[3] and Come and Gone.[6] He witnessed and speaks about the early days of EPO use in professional cycling.[5][7]


  1. ^ Shane Mahoney. "Suffering for a Living - and Loving it". Travels of John. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  2. ^ Matt Wood (November 26, 2008). "PEZ Interviews: Joe Parkin - A Dog In A Hat". Pez Cycling News. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  3. ^ a b c d "An interview with Joe Parkin: Author and former road pro". Future Publishing Limited. April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  4. ^ "Joe Parkin". VeloPress. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  5. ^ a b Jason Sumner (Apr 13, 2012). "Perceptions of a doper: Part III". VeloNews. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  6. ^ Stephanie Chase (2010-04-23). "Book Review: Joe Parkin's "Come and Gone"". Daily Peloton. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  7. ^ Schmalz (Jan 14, 2009). "Joe Parkin Interview". Velocity Nation. Retrieved 2012-07-21.

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