Originally Posted by Ferminal
It is possible that any doping Rogers may or may not have done at Sky was purely individual.
If that means all the Tenerife boys he was with didn't notice Rogers skipping training to meet up with Ferrari or someone else then yes.
Unlikely. They'd be blind to have not noticed what he did. They knew. Had to have, because even though I do not attribute much intelligence to that group of cavalier Sky riders, we all know the mindset. They're terrified of being outshone by a team mate.
So either the riders knew because they were all doing the same thing, or Rogers was alone doing his own thing and some of the now defunct Sky staff were knowledgeable of his seedier undertakings off the bike. Either way someone knew. And this last option of Rogers going it alone without other riders does not mean his former team mates were not employing the same methodology.
We should all be grateful that Rogers is leaving like the others. That means less doping experience at Sky and potentially less BS on the road in terms of ludicrous performances. In theory at least. Note Thomas and Kennaugh can step into replace Rogers quite easily. But the problems is Wiggins and Froome. They don't trust one another. Loyal boy Rogers is gone, so who gets the other kids in the divorce? Where does Porte fall? Does he forfeit any chance of winning in 2013? If Sky had followed JV's business plan, this would not be happening. And I for one am happier for it.
Sky end up with egg on their faces again and lose the biggest joke on their team. He will be missed.