I've asked before and got mixed posts. Some claim he was clean, others say he was doping, any proof either way?
http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/40401/doping-never-discussed-with-ferrari-says-evans Anthony Tan, you banned me from twitter when I called you out on wilful ignorance of doping. And you are now jumping on a bandwagon, like Klaus Muller. What a joke. Linda Pierce the cycling beat...forum.cyclingnews.com
So says Tyler Hamilton, here. Probably few in the peloton know more about who's dirty, who's clean, and what's what in pro cycling, than Tyler Hamilton. TH is naming names and kicking behinds, and he says Cadel is clean. What do you say? Is there a clean champion, and is it Cadel Evans?forum.cyclingnews.com
"I think you have to question some of the results of the past (but) I don't think you have to question Cadel Evans' result from last year's Tour de France."
"From what I've heard about Cadel Evans, he's a true champion."
"He's always been a big anti-doping advocate."
"I can't say anything negative about Cadel Evans. I've a lot of respect for Cadel Evans."
That's good to hear because my own takeaway regarding Cadel Evans was the fact he was a highly prickly champion who could totally lose his mind for xyz reasons:He seems to have lightened up a lot since he retired if recent interviews are anything to go by.
I think you're doing the Cadel Evans folklore a disservice by handwaving one of his most famous little outbursts, i.e. plenty of riders have been hurt, plenty have been knocked or touched, most don't go full rage.The don't touch me episode was simply because he had had a bad fall and his shoulder was painful. Maybe some people didn't know that at the time or forgot.
As with most folklore its a mixture of truth and myth...........I think you're doing the Cadel Evans folklore a disservice by handwaving one of his most famous little outbursts, i.e. plenty of riders have been hurt, plenty have been knocked or touched, most don't go full rage.
It's just the way he was. No point denying it.
I still don't understand it. If he was taller. but at the same weight, it would have meant what? Or if he was say 62 kg at the same height?Not as lean as most other GT contenders in those years?