He is not pushing his best numbers, he's riding close to a Nibali who would land on the podium 2-3 years ago against Dumoulin, Quintana, Froome. Now he is destroyed by Hindley, Hart and Bilbao. What is this?Nibali is not pushing his very best numbers, and a minor difference like 50 Mt in VAM (which is what I'd estimate between peak Nibali and today) actually translates to a lot of time in a 70 minute effort.
But this doesn't prove those performances are credible. The numbers are insane.
Has he published his watts?BTW pretty amusing that Fuglsang comments on other riders watts while pushing probably his highest watts ever at the end of a GT.
I hate it tooSeriously, am I the only one who's actually angry they catched him?
No proper doping controls all season long, because of Covid-19. Everyone's got a free pass as they're forced to look away. Then, they decide to bust some nobody from the bad YelloFluo team Di Luca, Bad Santa & Rambo used to ride for.
It’s not a coincidence, it also isn’t recent. Two types of riders have always been more likely to be caught, guys who can’t afford competent assistance and guys who take risks because they are desperate or under more pressure. This is often assumed to be the assembled authorities picking some scapegoat or throwing some nobody to the wolves, but they don’t have to do anything conspiratorial to get the same result. It’s structural that small fry or guys in form trouble are more likely to walk into a control and pee hot. While riders who have competent and expensive doctors are paying them primarily to make sure that doesn’t happen.Is it just a coincidence that the recent doping cases in GT's have had to do with riders who are way off the Top 10, including Quintana who proved to be in mediocre shape?
Special sauce for the leader
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Yeah I was wondering about that.So according to Hart he did 6.55W/Kg for 30mins for his first stage win. Wonder what wattage Hindley was holding on the front?