- Jul 21, 2012
I know norwegians don't dope, but this guy has to be one of the most suspicious riders in cycling right now. Since when can he TT like that?
I agree he is pretty suspicious, but I'm not sure you can read much into a time trial like that. It was very short (almost a prologue), very technical (so lots of variable pacing) and only a handful of riders were probably motivated to go 100%. Didn't he finish 6th on a similar course at De Panne two years ago?the sceptic said:I know norwegians don't dope, but this guy has to be one of the most suspicious riders in cycling right now. Since when can he TT like that?
http://www.procycling.no/jeg-haper-pa-samme-utvikling-som-kristoff/- You fear not pro life darker sides?
- No, I am not thinking so much. I have seen several of my competitors on my own age step up and many of the runs well. There is plenty to suggest that the problem of doping has improved greatly in recent years. Everything Kristoff has got to also indicate it.
so it's ok to dope if no sudden jumps?markene2 said:He is probably doping, but he is also a rider that has progressed nicely every year. No sudden jumps there!
Since he was 6th in this very TT two years ago?the sceptic said:I know norwegians don't dope, but this guy has to be one of the most suspicious riders in cycling right now. Since when can he TT like that?
This, pretty much. A short, technical course often suits pure sprinters.King Boonen said:He had a reason to put in a big effort and not many others did. Looks like the TT suited sprinters too so I'm not sure it's that suspicious, especially if Greipel and Viviani get in the top 15 when they really had no reason to try that hard.
This pretty much, I assume that is also the reason why Rodriguez isnt often discussed in this forumMoose McKnuckles said:A clean rider on Katusha? That's about as likely as an antelope joining a pack of hyenas.
hushvoldblackcat said:Hushovd was clean.
why have peoples stopped the malapropism Hushvold. For his entire career he was malaprop'ped more as Hushvold than not. Now he retires it aint. so is it post-retirement concession he was clean and a champion? i am goddam flummoxed
Hushovd is just jealous that Kristoff is having a better career than him. Both obvious dopers but Kristoff is really ridiculous at the moment.GuyIncognito said:Hushovd is ridiculously nationalistic and always talks up the other norwegians, calling them all future superstars etc etc and is so happy when they do well.
Kristoff, he's always hated for some reason. Wonder if that says something.