points well taken.Nearly said:Nick777 said:Hadn't seen that pic before..
As someone above mentioned - if he was on the gear, they got his dosage wrong before the stage where he lost 17 minutes..
He might look have looked comfortable at the front on this climb in the pink but he lost 17'11" on this very same stage!
Sniper - given the consistency of his times and efforts over the years you seem to be suggesting that clever Cadel had the foresight only to dope sufficiently to be at that precise sub-charged but 'also ran' level that he would need to be at in 10 years time (continuing to dope undetected at the same level) when finally all the chargers had all been found out and/or the tests been perfected so that he could kick all their now slower butts and loudly proclaim to be 'first clean winner of the Tour in our living memory'.
The ultimate sleeper cell in fact - the only slight flaw I can see with this suggestion is Ferrari and Rominger being happy to wait that long for their big collects
Howeve, are you suggesting we shouldn't doubt Sastre either, because he tried a couple of times unsuccessfully, and then, in the Fall of his carreer, suddenly wins it?
but don't get me wrong:
I'm happy to express my skepticism regarding Cadel in this forum. However, I also believe that, in public media coverage, Cadel DOES by all means deserve the benefit of the doubt as long as no compelling evidence against him has surfaced.