Extracts from the autobiography of former Tour de France stage winner, Jesper Skibby, have been released to the press ahead of the book's official launch in Denmark today (Wednesday). As reported by Cyclingnewsyesterday, Skibby had promised to lift the lid on his drug-usage during a 15-year professional career.
In the book titled, Skibby: Understand Me Correctly, the Dane writes, "The effect was almost immediate. On the bicycle I had a huge reserve of strength and I felt stronger than ever."
The book does not detail whether Skibby used performance-enhancing drugs during the major victories of his career, namely a stage in the 1989 Giro d'Italia, two stages from the 1991 Vuelta a España and a stage of the 1993 Tour de France.
Skibby, who has now been retired from cycling for six years, did not name those who supplied him with the drugs but admitted to injecting himself.