How dirty is SaxoBank-Tinkoff?

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Aug 6, 2009
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I think Etna was around 6.4-6.5 W/Kg (After he took off) and that was after Clen incident, I seriously doubt that he changed his doping regime since Giro 2011
He could have gotten a warning from the UCI for funky blood values. This is 100% pure spekulation, but it is a possibility.
 
Regarding Nicolas Roche's SRM files: There is one file for the entire stage and one for the final attack. This means that we can extrapolate two sets of data: pre-attack and attack (which is more relevant than entire stage vs attack).



The first 3 hours were rather calm, but then he increased his power 50% during the last 36 minutes of the stage. Seems plausible, and certainly not extra-terrestial or Froomesque. I guess the other 5 Saxo riders of the break had a similar stage: calm and peaceful during the first three hours, and only a real outburst of power towards the end.
 
el_angliru said:
Regarding Nicolas Roche's SRM files: There is one file for the entire stage and one for the final attack. This means that we can extrapolate two sets of data: pre-attack and attack (which is more relevant than entire stage vs attack).



The first 3 hours were rather calm, but then he increased his power 50% during the last 36 minutes of the stage. Seems plausible, and certainly not extra-terrestial or Froomesque. I guess the other 5 Saxo riders of the break had a similar stage: calm and peaceful during the first three hours, and only a real outburst of power towards the end.
Totally in a normal realm....
they sat on and did not put out a huge workload most of the stage....so it makes sense

"not ET or Froomesque" ..exactly...
 
May 26, 2009
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el_angliru said:
Regarding Nicolas Roche's SRM files: There is one file for the entire stage and one for the final attack. This means that we can extrapolate two sets of data: pre-attack and attack (which is more relevant than entire stage vs attack).



The first 3 hours were rather calm, but then he increased his power 50% during the last 36 minutes of the stage. Seems plausible, and certainly not extra-terrestial or Froomesque. I guess the other 5 Saxo riders of the break had a similar stage: calm and peaceful during the first three hours, and only a real outburst of power towards the end.
I really don't see why Sky refuse to release their data. Infact I don't see why all teams don't release their data.
 
BYOP88 said:
I really don't see why Sky refuse to release their data. Infact I don't see why all teams don't release their data.
So that they can make this whole thing into a major battle, and then when they do decide to release their data, they can call a big *** press conference (in sync with a quiet day on the football front on sky sports news) and make it look like they are gods gift to anti doping.

The true believers will then argue that the sceptics have no foot to stand on, because "you wanted them to release the data, and they released the data".
 
Aug 29, 2012
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Well from everything I know about Nicholas Roche (His probable good genes), his file looks very much like that of a well trained but clean rider to me.

Chapeau for releasing the data Nico.
 
Jun 15, 2010
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Puckfiend said:
Nicolas Roche SRM data for stage 13

So, dirty, doped up Saxo lets a rider's power data be published, but transparent ZTP Sky and Johan Brailsford act like this info is top secret? I don't understand.
Sky have published power files before but not of the top riders.This is nothing new, we want to see the the data from the top riders winning performances.
 
Jun 25, 2013
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Is there a reason why Roche's data was released and not another rider at Saxo, possibly that of Contador's?
 
Mar 13, 2009
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i can offer barney some tips on hygiene. i would rub some antiseptic olive oil on his bald pate. then i would provide team eagle with deodorant and antiperspirant.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Eyeballs Out said:
His genes might well help him pedal fast. They also suggest he'll dope if necessary
if he wins the tour as a frenchman. he is clean.

if he fails the dope test, he is an irishman
 
Jun 25, 2013
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LaFlorecita said:
No.

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Can I draw any negative inference from it though?

Seems to me that they are doing this as a publicity stunt to force Sky's hand to do the same.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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darwin553 said:
Can I draw any negative inference from it though?

Seems to me that they are doing this as a publicity stunt to force Sky's hand to do the same.
confirmation bias. the only thing sky could do to prove they are clean would be to retire.

from the sport.
not the tour.

add in the rest of them too.
 
darwin553 said:
Can I draw any negative inference from it though?
Maybe if they do so for other stages, but in this one Roche's output would have been as high as anybodies. Certainly greater than Contador's.

And maybe they don't want to announce just how much energy Contador lost on a flat stage, even if he got a minute for it.
Seems to me that they are doing this as a publicity stunt to force Sky's hand to do the same.
I don't see it.

Why would a team with Riis as the manager and Contador as the star, with Roman as the backup, want to take on sky in a anti doping pr battle.

THey have no concern with sky
 
Jun 25, 2013
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LaFlorecita said:
Of course not. Contador's power file would've looked roughly the same.
We'll wait after today's HC climb whether Saxo want to continue this anti- doping PR tactic and if so, which rider it will be?
 
darwin553 said:
We'll wait after today's HC climb whether Saxo want to continue this anti- doping PR tactic and if so, which rider it will be?
Saxo don't do anti doping PR. As Hitch noted, why would they do anti doping PR with Bjarne, Roman and Alberto. But it would definitely interesting to see Roman's and Alberto's SRM data after today's stage in case Froome goes full genius and again doesn't want to release his data.
 
Jun 25, 2013
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LaFlorecita said:
Saxo don't do anti doping PR. As Hitch noted, why would they do anti doping PR with Bjarne, Roman and Alberto. But it would definitely interesting to see Roman's and Alberto's SRM data after today's stage in case Froome goes full genius and again doesn't want to release his data.
But what was the point of releasing Roche's data then?
 
Jun 25, 2013
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LaFlorecita said:
Nothing? Just interesting for the fans? It was an extraordinary day?
Nothing? Then release all the team's riders' data if there is no point to it all or any hidden motives.
 

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