A new book about disgraced former Canadian cyclist Genevieve Jeanson will reveal a disturbing account of parent-backed doping, according to the CBC. Alain Gravel, the author of the book L'Affaire Jeanson: L'Engrenage (The Case of Jeanson: The Spiral), first interviewed Jeanson for a television broadcast in 2007.
Gravel was the first person to gain a public account of Jeanson's troubled career, which included an affair with her trainer, André Aubut, that began when she was just 16. Jeanson insists that the relationship was consensual.
The book also reveals that Jeanson's parents were aware of her use of EPO, which she began using at the age of 16 and continued to use up until she was ejected from the Hamilton World Championships in 2003 with a too-high hematocrit.
Also included is a photo of Jeanson with a black eye, said to have been given to her by Aubut after he was unhappy with her performance at the 2004 Redlands Classic in California, and other details about her life.
The book will hit the shelves on November 6.
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