Most memorable doped perfomances?

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Jul 10, 2010
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pedaling squares said:
Andy there was a great thread on this topic about a year or so ago with videos of Lance storming Sestriere, Riis eyeing up the lead bunch on the Hautacam, Mapei, Gewiss, etc. I'd link it if I could find it. Good to see the topic raised again though, I always liked that thread and 2010 saw some new results worthy of inclusion.
Yup.

Hugh Januss said:
Thanks.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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zlev11 said:
how about Santi Perez in the 2004 Vuelta?

wins a stage by attacking on a climb and holding a 50 second gap on a descent plus about 10 km of flat, then smashes everyone in the mountain time trial up Sierra Nevada by about 2 minutes, and then puts 30 seconds into Heras on La Covatilla

and i haven't even watched the 3rd DVD yet...
Where did you get the DVD? ;)

2004 Vuelta was hilariously awesome.
 
Ferminal said:
It's on CT, might grab it myself.
Thought id be nice to you Fermi and any other forum members who want to grab the 2004 Vuelta a Espana - 3 disc edition from CyclingTorrents. Made it free for you (so it won't cost any ratio)....although it will only last a couple of days:)
 
Jun 11, 2011
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short memories, how about the '69 TdF. Merckx won it by almost 18 minutes, he had the yellow jersey, green jersey, mountain jersey, most combative. never been done by anybody else.



 
Jun 15, 2009
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I don´t know Merckx. They had different drugs back then. So he might have been that good. OTOH, i don´t know if blood transfusions were practised back then.
BTW, there was a good thread about it, something like "When did blood transfusions come to the peloton". I´d like to read there again.
May Dr. Maserati can help out here...
 
Jun 11, 2011
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I started racing in '82 and blood doping (transfusions) were pretty prevalent then, it wasn't illegal though. USA won a gold and silver in 84 with blood doping. don't think Merckx did though, he was just on str8 up speed, which is pretty amazing in itself that his heart didn't explode on one of those climbs like Simpson's did.
 
My favorite doping performance was not during a stage, but directly after one.

Beltran just about won the cross-field tour to escape Doping Control after Stage 1 in the 2008 TdF.

The results of those tests: EPO Positive.

Dave.
 
Jul 15, 2010
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CobbleStoner said:
I started racing in '82 and blood doping (transfusions) were pretty prevalent then, it wasn't illegal though. USA won a gold and silver in 84 with blood doping. don't think Merckx did though, he was just on str8 up speed, which is pretty amazing in itself that his heart didn't explode on one of those climbs like Simpson's did.
Simpson I thought died of dehydration.
 
Jun 11, 2011
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Zweistein said:
Simpson I thought died of dehydration.
dying from dehydration is a much slower process, he was full of amphetamines, pushing past his anaerobic threshold on a climb and just passed out, maybe is was dehydration that officially killed him, but speed is what took him off the bike
 
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For me, this;

Botero, always known as a very well prepared guy, looks as if he's having a constant cardio-vascular problem. Look if you will, but please, don't complain to me because this will make you feel nauseous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHhonImky0k

And the gears he's ascending with. It just hurts my eyes. So much that I really think I might have to buy new glasses now.
 
Jun 16, 2009
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auscyclefan94 said:
He hasn't tested positive so I am not sure it does count.
Have a look at the rest of the thread: unfortunately, it counts.

Another vote for Santi Perez.
Most ridiculous final week-ever.
Lost the GC by leaving each of his Heras smackdowns until the final km.
Averaged a 30 second gain, each time, over that final 1000 metres.
Not to mention those ITTs.
 
May 19, 2010
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LutherB said:
I'm not sure if this counts - but how about Thor Hushvold's break in the mountains to take the green jersey from Cavendish, TdF stage 15 in 2009? Was an amazing ride when I watched it. I see he also repeated the feat in stage 13 of 2011 TdF - both summarised here:

http://trainright.com/tdf-stage-13-a-sprinter-wins-in-the-mountains-the-curious-logic-of-stage-13/
To be fair, yes, he attacked in the mountains in 2009, but it was while descending, and the heads of state let him go. 2011 I am not going to try to explain.
 
May 28, 2012
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neineinei said:
To be fair, yes, he attacked in the mountains in 2009, but it was while descending, and the heads of state let him go. 2011 I am not going to try to explain.
How can you be all doped up when you can not even keep up with Jeremy Roy? he descended very well that stage, and with the help of Moncoutie who he caught in the descent he caught a tired Roy. Actually his other stage win was much more suspicious, since he could keep up with EBH(who's a much better climber) and didn't even lose that much time on the final climb to Hesjdal who would become winner of the Giro in less a year.
 

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