del1962 wrote:That made me laugh from an unashamed contador fanboy, what is your beef with froome:D
Why did it make you laugh?? He got caught with an amount of a drug that was so infinitismally small it can only measured electronically in his system that he couldn't prove was beef after the UCI gave him that suggestion, that neither UCI nor WADA could prove was a tranfusion and that CAS could pin-point either but suggested it could have been an Energy Drink so was banned on the prinicple that it was in his system.... Read the papers, he's served his ban, he's back.... end of discussion.
Sky and Froome, well we could take on the Geert van Lienders line or the Wiggo's dodgy Blood values from previous tours line or the I've just come back from a major illness and I'm a GT superstar now line. Sky are clean because they haven't been caught yet same as anyone else out there.
Contador - do I trust him to be clean?? Yes as much as the rest of them but I know the reality. He's still brilliant though and brings a buzz to every race he rides.
I'm a bike race fan, pure and simple and over the last 35 years I've developed certain blind spots regarding riders, I know what they really are but I'm still a fan because they bring something to bike racing that keeps me coming back...... Pantani, Kelly, Robert Miller, Hinault, Indurain, Perico, Ullrich, Contador. Wiggo, Froome, Schleck's etc, no Panache, no excitement in their racing.
I can handle the bad stuff because I love bike racing and that's the most important part of any of this.