Don’t know what’s in that article but on the subject
I was pretty sceptical last year when the shenanigans around Wiggins and the high use of ‘legal’ drugs and TE’s for allergies amongst the Pro Peleton broke. Seemed a bit odd that the proportion of riders on this stuff is way higher the the general population. Then;
Having had a shitty winter of sinus issues and cold after cold I finally went to the Dr in the spring. Symptoms described then diagnosed as chronic inflammation of the sinus caused by allergy. Not something I’d ever been particularly bothered by in the past. When I told her I cycled she immediately replied ‘there you go, outside on the roads in amongst all the potential allergens you could want to meet’. The basic conversation went, one begets the other. I was prescribed a steroid nasal spray and it cleared in a week.
With the Pro’s out there all the time it turns out it’s not so big a surprise after all that a high proportion have allergy issues.
Having said all that I’m sure some sale closer to the wind than others.