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Mar 13, 2009
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They sell deodorant in the antipodes. yes they do.

buy some, spray some

 
Dear Wiggo said:
Is that what upset you? You're Russian? Look, for my money, Dodger is one of the dodgiest in the bunch from 2012, no question.

But if I am going to assign a country name as a collective noun to a team of multi-national riders, it will be the country of the team, not their knicks manufacturer, or their bike maker, or blah blah blah.

It's nothing personal, it's purely expedient.
Simply trying to give you a hint that the Russian part of the Katusha team could be less juiced than the rest in '12. The lack of "Russian" results on the team was very likely the main reason Ekimov replaced Holzer.

While there's little doubt some riders are on a program on Katusha, it looks to me like they are individual, i.e. very similar operation as the majority of the peloton these days.

My nationality matters little in this case.
 
Dec 6, 2012
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Dazed and Confused said:
Simply trying to give you a hint that the Russian part of the Katusha team could be less juiced than the rest in '12.
They can't be less talented? Isn't that more likely?
 
Sep 29, 2012
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Dazed and Confused said:
Sure, but EPO and blood doping will likely make some of these less talented Russian riders competitive at some level. None of them were competitive in '12.
There were a few riders making all the rest look very untalented / non-competitive in 2012. This then leads some people to the conclusion that the other riders or even the entire field must be weak.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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Moose McKnuckles said:
Having Menchov on your team is like painting a big syringe on the side of your bus.

That guy is an EPO bust waiting to happen, IMO.
Supposedly Menchov and several other Katusha riders are heavily implicated in Mantova. Although on that note why wouldn't the UCI revoke Lampre's license too.
 
May 26, 2010
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will10 said:
Supposedly Menchov and several other Katusha riders are heavily implicated in Mantova. Although on that note why wouldn't the UCI revoke Lampre's license too.
It is a strange one. I guess the Russians are upset that J-Rod didn't win a GT this year after the big 'donation' the UCI got for a new blood testing machine.:rolleyes:
 
Oct 30, 2011
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Dazed and Confused said:
Sure, but EPO and blood doping will likely make some of these less talented Russian riders competitive at some level. None of them were competitive in '12.
Well there was always the Cossack, who was out of action last year for his little EPO bust, though of course nobody from the team ever helped him at all. Look at the Katusha squad list, though. A lot of them are going to find it hard to get a ride on another ProTour team, let alone get leadership opportunities. There's also the fact that Purito was having a ridiculously good season. Probably a lot more effort expended on the Giro and Vuelta by the Katusha squad than they were expecting.
 
Jul 21, 2012
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Mur de Huy
2013:1 km@11,1%---2:48---average speed 21.43 km/h(Daniel Moreno)
2012:1 km@11,1%---3:00---average speed 20.00 km/h(Joaquim Rodriguez)
2011:1 km@11,1%---2:44---average speed 21.95 km/h(Philippe Gilbert)-RECORD
2010:1 km@11,1%---2:45---average speed 21.82 km/h(Evans-Rodriguez-Contador)
2009:1 km@11,1%---2:46---average speed 21.67 km/h(Davide Rebellin)
2008:1 km@11,1%---3:02---average speed 19.78 km/h(Kim Kirchen)
2007:1 km@11,1%---2:45---average speed 21.82 km/h(Davide Rebellin)
2006:1 km@11,1%---2:51---average speed 21.05 km/h(Valverde-S.Sanchez-Kroon-F.Schleck)
2005:1 km@11,1%---3:01---average speed 19.89 km/h(Di Luca-Kirchen-Rebellin)
2004:1 km@11,1%---2:46---average speed 21.67 km/h(Davide Rebellin)
2003:1 km@11,1%---3:20---average speed 18.00 km/h(Igor Astarloa)
2002:1 km@11,1%---2:59---average speed 20.11 km/h(Frigo-D.Etxebarria-Boogerd)
---3:13---average speed 18.65 km/h(Mario Aerts)
2001:1 km@11,1%---3:00---average speed 20.00 km/h(D.Etxebarria-Casagrande-Frigo-Rebellin-Boogerd-Luttenberger)
---3:14---average speed 18.56 km/h(Rik Verbrugghe)
1999:1 km@11,1%---3:36---average speed 16.66 km/h(Michele Bartoli)
1998:1 km@11,1%---3:11---average speed 18.85 km/h(Bo Hamburger)
1997:1 km@11,1%---3:10---average speed 18.95 km/h(Laurent Jalabert)
1996:1 km@11,1%---3:03---average speed 19.67 km/h(Lance Armstrong)
1994:1 km@11,1%---3:12---average speed 18.75 km/h(Argentin-Furlan)
1993:1 km@11,1%---3:39---average speed 16.44 km/h(Maurizio Fondriest)
1989:1 km@11,1%---3:31---average speed 17.06 km/h(Claude Criquielion)
1988:1 km@11,1%---3:47---average speed 15.86 km/h(Rolf Golz)
1986:1 km@11,1%---3:42---average speed 16.22 km/h(Laurent Fignon)
1985:1 km@11,1%---3:31---average speed 17.06 km/h(Claude Criquielion)

Important mention: Since 2004, the peloton reached the base of Mur de Huy in compact formation.
Moreno almost as fast as 2011 Gilbert.:eek: Todays peloton was going pretty damn fast, guess the less you dope the faster you go:rolleyes: (unless its the 80s of course)
 
Feb 10, 2010
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the sceptic said:
Moreno almost as fast as 2011 Gilbert.:eek: Todays peloton was going pretty damn fast, guess the less you dope the faster you go:rolleyes: (unless its the 80s of course)
More vague doping claims. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

The faster times are due to better bikes and wheels and improved training.

You know, the same reasons given the other times the dopers set climbing records.
 
May 12, 2010
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I like Katusha. They're doping like it's the 90's, and they aren't even trying to hide it. No hypocrisy about being a clean team, just a full on old time doping team. You got to give them credit for that.
 

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