Gesink on final climb, 409W.. which is already exceptional.
What Froome did is .. well, how?
What Froome did is .. well, how?
Yes, clearly, but the amazing Froome and Sky are immune to getting tired in the first week. Through superior preparation, bike handling, tactical nous, and of course righteousness they have avoided fatigue. So what you saw is the effect of the first week on everyone else and Froome riding believably to a righteous win.djpbaltimore said:I would've guessed over 6.09 W/kg considering the conditions. A little disappointing by the other contenders. Did the first week take that much out of the rest?
Yes. Very surprising. It's not a good idea to get on the Belgium press bad side. I see this back firing a little bit. Looking forward to Vive ale Velo tonight..Miburo said:
A couple of years ago it was "marginal gains". I wonder what they'll call today?SeriousSam said:I agree. Because power analysis can potentially show that a performance exceeds what ought to be possible for human beings with human parameters, some are inferring that if power analysis doesn't show that, then the performance is clean. Or at least that there is no evidence it isn't.H2OUUP2 said:Pretty amazing stuff out there today.
I don't even know why people need to go over power numbers, or testing, or times.
It's pretty friggin obvious what's going on to the stupidest of people.
No one team, or one rider - in a "clean era" - can dominant like that.
There's no such thing as super hero's.
That's a fallacy, though. Relative dominance is strong evidence of doping. If you look at today and go like "6.1w for 40 minutes? High, but believable. suspicious but we shouldn't jump to conclusions" when Froome has demolished the entire field with absolutely insane gaps, you can't be helped.
One of the biggest cycling guys in belgium, does all the shows and imo by far the most knowledgeable journalist in the country. Dont like him though but he is.The Hitch said:
Belgian cycling journalist and commentator, I think. Also a guy who made the fatal mistake of tagging Froome and Armstrong in the same tweet.The Hitch said:
LOL! No it's not, Don't dope, simple!!So if hackers have infiltrated Team Sky’s reports, it could have a devastating effect, whether evidence of Froome doping is found or not. It’s fitness data hacking as industrial espionage.
“It’s part of the game, isn’t it?” he said. “If he does well [on Tuesday], the rest of the Tour it’s ‘how do you know he’s not doping?’ The question of how to prove a negative is always going to be a difficult one,” said Brailsford.
“I used to worry about it a lot more, but I don’t any more. It’s part of the game. Just try to be honest, tell the truth, be open.”
one of the biggest belgian tv reporters/commentators. Never big on doping allegations or anything. He only made a comparison of the high spinning low gear between Armstrong and Froome.The Hitch said:
You actually believe that's what he was saying? I don't believe one word, very clear allegation imoDekker_Tifosi said:one of the biggest belgian tv reporters/commentators. Never big on doping allegations or anything. He only made a comparison of the high spinning low gear between Armstrong and Froome.The Hitch said:
We've come this far, so might as well take the comedy to even higher levels by watching Froome drop back and fetch bottles for his team mates while riding up the Alps. Might as show some support while going 1-2-3.Bernie's eyesore said:Now that Froome has the race in the bag, will he now ride for Thomas to help him secure second place?
Again only difference is Sky bought Walsh and have kept all the ZTP people they let go sweet.dogs&cycling @dogsandcycling 18 hours ago
Feels a lot like the old Lance days
~the French are out to get us
~those who doubt us are clowns
~media is stalking us
~fancy technology explains everything
~get those lawyers after people who say bad things
Yep.Pulp said:isn`t this within the realm of what is considered possible without juice?the sceptic said:ammattipyöräily @ammattipyoraily 2m2 minutes ago
#TDF2015, Stage 10. La Pierre Saint Martin (14.89 km, 7.72 %, 1150 m)
Chris Froome: 40 min 54 sec, 21.84 Kph, VAM 1687 m/h, 6.09 W/kg [DrF]