Originally Posted by Zam_Olyas
It doesn't but some seems like they are giving him a pass. So i ask in the interest of the cycling nation
I guess given the history of cycling, even recent history, there are always folks willing to give a rider a pass based on "insert reasons here". Others think anyone who improves must be doping. However, some riders seem to improve on what are typically considered mutually exclusive fronts (time trialing and climbing and attacking and excellent recovery). Time and time again, there are strong "reasons" provided for this - more dedication, weight loss, better position, high cadence, but the rider still pops a postive. Herras and Contador come to mind, mainly because I enjoyed watching them race. How about Ras in 2007? Went from falling off his TT bike to passing a number of others.