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Most memorable doped perfomances?

22 Jan 2011 16:09

Off the back of the "why watch pro cycling" thread...

Which ride stands out in your mind as being the most unbelievable performance. Assuming the said rider wasn't caught at the dope contol afterwards, we'll just have make some assumptions ;)

I'll kick off with two.

Moreno Argentin Fleche Wallonne 1991 - 50 odd miles by himself. A chasing field never got near him. The most striking thing was that during the breakaway he looked like he was out for a sunday warm down.

George Hincapie Stage 15 2005 TDF - No explanation necessary. I was working on the tour that year and got the distinct impression the team were a little embarrased by the result.

What you got?
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22 Jan 2011 16:41

Contador vs Rasmussen 2007 @le Tour
No discussion.

Second goes to the Roubaix 1996 Mapei triple

I don't care if they were caught or not.
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22 Jan 2011 17:33

Gewiss-Ballan, 1994, Fleche Wallone.
Worse than Mapei's Roubaix IMO.
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22 Jan 2011 17:46

Cancellara P-R 2010.

Ditto on the Hincapie Stage win.
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22 Jan 2011 17:50

Andy there was a great thread on this topic about a year or so ago with videos of Lance storming Sestriere, Riis eyeing up the lead bunch on the Hautacam, Mapei, Gewiss, etc. I'd link it if I could find it. Good to see the topic raised again though, I always liked that thread and 2010 saw some new results worthy of inclusion.
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22 Jan 2011 18:10

pedaling squares wrote:Andy there was a great thread on this topic about a year or so ago with videos of Lance storming Sestriere, Riis eyeing up the lead bunch on the Hautacam, Mapei, Gewiss, etc. I'd link it if I could find it. Good to see the topic raised again though, I always liked that thread and 2010 saw some new results worthy of inclusion.


This was it. http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=3107&highlight=doped+performance
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22 Jan 2011 18:11

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22 Jan 2011 18:22





Thanks, Im off for a read...

EDIT - I think that is one of my favorite threads ever. How could I have forgotten Frank VDB's efforts :o
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22 Jan 2011 18:25

chiappucci. sestrieres. 1992.

armstrong. hautacam. 2000.
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22 Jan 2011 18:55

Floyd's big day in the Tour and Greg's great TT..........Wait, scratch that last one.....Greg's clean. Replace him with Gianni Bugno.....(pick a race)
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22 Jan 2011 19:28

VDB vs Bartoli in LBL (99?)
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22 Jan 2011 19:40

Any of Rassmuessen or vino solo victories, simply stunning.
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22 Jan 2011 19:47

flicker wrote:Any of Rassmuessen or vino solo victories, simply stunning.


Not to be deliberately contrary, but I always thought both of them appeared quite authentic at the time. For full on dopers, they appeared human.
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22 Jan 2011 19:52

Alexi Grewal taking Gold over Steve Bauer at the 1984 Olympics?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tWg_CR43rg
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22 Jan 2011 19:55

andy1234 wrote:Not to be deliberately contrary, but I always thought both of them appeared quite authentic at the time. For full on dopers, they appeared human.


I love them both. I wish Rassmusson comes back.
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22 Jan 2011 19:56

Jacques Anquetil- "The Double" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4yqv7s6nbY

Just crazy.
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22 Jan 2011 20:18

agree with all previous "awards"!
but not to forget the Ricco rocket at the Tour 2008.
At around 7:15/7:20: http://youtu.be/IS_dsFNxba8
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22 Jan 2011 20:27

la.margna wrote:agree with all previous "awards"!
but not to forget the Ricco rocket at the Tour 2008.
At around 7:15/7:20: http://youtu.be/IS_dsFNxba8


Actually i didn't think win was that 'special', the pack with all the stars was like 50 riders big, so when Ricco broke away the pace of the pack wasn't that fast.
The Saunier duvall double win a couple of days later (Piepolie winning) was for me way more 'fishy'.
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22 Jan 2011 20:56

um...Ty H's stage 16 TDF 2003.

pretty much any huge climb that LA blew everyone away on...
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22 Jan 2011 21:10

Floyd into Morzine 2006 is the best ever, no doubt. If your going to dope and get caught, go out in STYLE!!!!
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