pmcg76 said:Ok, the Tour is over now and the French have had a decent race, LeMevel and Casar, Top 15 overall. Boguyes Telecom & Agritubel taking stage wins and AG2R holding the jersey for over a week.
I asked on this thread a few days ago about riders from these teams who have been caught or connected with doping the past 5 years. Apart from Francisco Mancebo, there have been no others which surely suggests that these teams are relatively clean so bravo on the performances in the Tour.
We should give the French more praise in their efforts to race cleanly even if results suffer, it would be really interesting to see how far they could go if everyone was as clean.
People like Hinault and others should stop slating them at every opportunity.
Don't trust AG2R or Agritubel for even a second. They are teams that don't organize anything, but turn a blind eye to whatever the riders want to do.
Much less someone like Nocentini who was caught in posession of drugs at the Giro years ago and who was part of the youth teams Valentino China named as being doped to the gills (current top riders from those youth teams also include Basso and Di Luca, by the way).