Kristoff

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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?
 
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?
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?
 
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Katusha's 2nd Norwegian, Bystrom (like Kristoff from Stavanger cycling school), says Kristoff is clean.

- 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.
http://www.procycling.no/jeg-haper-pa-samme-utvikling-som-kristoff/
 
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markene2 said:
He is probably doping, but he is also a rider that has progressed nicely every year. No sudden jumps there!
so it's ok to dope if no sudden jumps?

aka if you dope from 18y old , *talent no jumps, is ok?

i mean, why is ok for Kristoff to dope but not for others? Seems you have some issues with some of the dopers and not with others.
 
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?
Since he was 6th in this very TT two years ago?

Note that this is a TT that suits sprinters, else Greipel and Viviani wouldn't be top 15. Those guys aren't exactly TT specialists either.
 
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.
 
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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. A short, technical course often suits pure sprinters.
But his team, team doctor and Norway, all combined.
Funny.

Still much more believable than others sudden transformations, mind.
 
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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
 
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Moose McKnuckles said:
A clean rider on Katusha? That's about as likely as an antelope joining a pack of hyenas.
This pretty much, I assume that is also the reason why Rodriguez isnt often discussed in this forum
They hired Ekimov as manager right after the reasoned decision for f*cks sake
 
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blackcat 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
hushvold :D
 
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.
 
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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.
Hushovd is just jealous that Kristoff is having a better career than him. Both obvious dopers but Kristoff is really ridiculous at the moment.
 

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