if this is a once a year medication, why he didn't take it in 2015 an 2016....The Fancy Bears hack revealed Sky and Chris Froome used a Therapeutic Use Exemption to lawfully take the corticosteroid Prednisolone in May, 2013 and April, 2014.
Now, ex-doping cyclist David Millar describes it as a "once a year" medication so maybe Froome has not had his yet, based on those dates, which were seasons that he started the Tdf.
If he gets his jab before his next race at the end of May (Critérium du Dauphiné) then we should see a big improvement if he has recovered from his injuries (still questionable).
Ex-doper Joerg Jaksche says such medicinal drugs give a 3-5% improvement by reducing weight, reducing inflammation, improving recovery and reducing pain.
Would this really be sufficient to transform the Froome we see now into a WT contender?
Seems like a reach............
in march 2015, this tweet from Chris Froome writing 2 TUE in his career, Fancy Bears posting 2 TUEs ................Who says he didn't take it? It would be naive to think the Fancy Bears hacked everything.
Who says he didn't take it? It would be naive to think the Fancy Bears hacked everything.
You just mean pills right? Because they're for severe allergies? Not an infection.So you think that Fancy Bears hacked Froome's ADAMS account where all the TUE information is held but only released parts of it, which conveniently matched what he had publicly stated
Also it wasn't a jab, they were chest infection pills.
And the Millar quote was about Wiggins's TUE.
It appears that your suspicions are based false information. Don't worry that's fairly common in this forum.
You just mean pills right? Because they're for severe allergies? Not an infection.
I'm sure Froome's been on a whole pharmacy during his career, so who knows what was next
This said, I don't think there is any likelihood he is going to turn this around. It must be extremely difficult for him to have to continually adjust his expectations down.
You do not know that Froome has not been through a whole pharmacy. His performance transformation way back was certainly reminiscent of pharmaceutically enhanced. I understand that facts are inconvenient to your argument, but you really should consider them.No they're for a chest infection, nothing to do with allergies, which he doesn't have. Froome's not been on a whole pharmacy - that's your invention. He is confirmed by him and hacker to have had two TUEs
I understand that facts are inconvenient to your argument, but you really should consider them.
Why wouldn't Viviani, Tony Martin and Gilbert take the same things they're taking at Quickstep?Why would he not be taking the same stuff he was at Sky? He forgot the name of it? Can’t afford a doping doctor? Just makes zero sense to me.
He’s injured and aging. And his motivation doesn’t look great.
A crash like that has no permanent effect on the body and you can recover 100%, appears to be what you are saying, yeah sure... I am guessing you've never had a serious leg fracture, let alone multiple fractures.Froome is getting worse, so something isn't working with his new team.
It reminds me a bit of Beloki who was juicing like the best of them at Once, but after his crash in 2003 he never, never came anywhere near his best again in this subsequent team. It's the tentative fragile art of clinic theory in pro cycling, i.e. what works in one team doesn't work in another (with other doctors), or doesn't work after a certain age or bad crash.
But with regards to the crash I'll say its influence now is vastly overrated on Froome considering he was way better last year (ergo the crash excuse doesn't work anymore). Now it's just his age & dysfunctional program IMO which means he's toast.
Strange logic? Because you think these peoples programs suffered (speculation, there are many other factors), Froome’s (speculated, zero evidence) lack of a program must also be the reason? Riders have left Sky and gotten better it got worse when they arrived. Your premises are faulty and unsupported.Why wouldn't Viviani, Tony Martin and Gilbert take the same things they're taking at Quickstep?
Why ask me? It was Froome himself who claimed he could win the Tour again when he signed with Israel, so the defense mechanism narrative used by his fans to handwave his embarrassing performances (i.e. which I'll paraphrase as "it's the crash!!!") was already disregarded as a nonfactor by Froome & his new employer.A crash like that has no permanent effect on the body and you can recover 100%, appears to be what you are saying, yeah sure... I am guessing you've never had a serious leg fracture, let alone multiple fractures.