Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki
in the tour 2012 wiggins bombed hard in that first stage where froome went. wiggins dropped also by jdvb and nibali and I mean hard. only froome stopped riding then. they could've taken massive time on him. and the 2012 tour had the worst level of competition in recent memory not to mention the ridiculously easy course. wiggins will never come close to winning the tour again.
I agree he'll not win again, I'm not sure he'll not even be close. He was not the best climber in the race, but he was amongst the best. As I said, "few such limitations".
I think the salient point here is that his performance was light years from anything he'd showed prior to 2009 and significantly better than 2009.
To me, given where he was before his change is incredibly suspicious. His team also showed very suspicious levels of massive (not marginal) transformations. That it all came together in the Olympic year in London is just too much for me.
To me there is some possibility that they did it clean, as there is no proof. I don't think they should be sanctioned of course. But do I think they were clean? No, I personally don't. I think it's fairly likely they were protected.