Most memorable doped performance? 2010-2020

The question kinda speaks for itself.
We all know the first decade of this millenium still had memorable doping performances.
Halfway through the previous decade we even had an amazing fantasy doping draft.

What do you guys consider the most alien performance from 2010-2020?

Froome on Finestre/Jafferau in 2018?
Cancellara on De Muur in 2010?
Gilbert 2011?
Wiggins winning LeTour?
Horner winning La Vuelta?
Valverde?
Some amazing stage win in a 1week stage race?

I'm very interested in what you guys have to say and what absolutely alien performances I have erased from my memory.
 
I could talk and speculate about this for hours, too many to name. If you'll allow some speculation:

-Froome: 2011 Vuelta, 2013 Tour, 2015 PSM, 2017 Angliru with Poels and Contador, 2018 Sestriere
-Cancellara's Rio Olympic Gold 2016 + Flanders/Roubaix 2010
-Voeckler in 2011
-Horner in 2013 Vuelta
-Contadar, Majka and Rogers in 2014 season for Tinkoff
-2015 Giro with Contador, Aru and Landa
-De Gendt on the Stelvio stage in 2012
-Hindley and TGH on the Stelvio, and maybe Piancavello
-Alaphilippe and Fuglsang in 2019
-The madness from Roglic, Van Aert, Pogacar and Hirschi in 2020
-Valverde on Lo Port 2017 Volta Catalunya
-Maxim Inglinsky Liege 2012
-Annemiek van Vleuten in 2019
-Joao Rodrigues pulling for 20km on Torre in 2019 Volta Portugal then shutting down attacks with ease
-The most Alien of them all: Alexander Foliforov on Alpe di Siusi 2016
 
I could talk and speculate about this for hours, too many to name. If you'll allow some speculation:

-Froome: 2011 Vuelta, 2013 Tour, 2015 PSM, 2017 Angliru with Poels and Contador, 2018 Sestriere
-Cancellara's Rio Olympic Gold 2016 + Flanders/Roubaix 2010
-Voeckler in 2011
-Horner in 2013 Vuelta
-Contadar, Majka and Rogers in 2014 season for Tinkoff
-2015 Giro with Contador, Aru and Landa
-De Gendt on the Stelvio stage in 2012
-Hindley and TGH on the Stelvio, and maybe Piancavello
-Alaphilippe and Fuglsang in 2019
-The madness from Roglic, Van Aert, Pogacar and Hirschi in 2020
-Valverde on Lo Port 2017 Volta Catalunya
-Maxim Inglinsky Liege 2012
-Annemiek van Vleuten in 2019
-Joao Rodrigues pulling for 20km on Torre in 2019 Volta Portugal then shutting down attacks with ease
-The most Alien of them all: Alexander Foliforov on Alpe di Siusi 2016
I meant 2020 volta Portugal for Rodrigues, W52 were ridiculous as ever that day
 
Off my head: Horner. I don't really care about doping in the "smaller" races, I know, not really fair, but first of all I don't watch many of them and secondly I am always wondering who on earth dopes themselves up to their ears to win a stage of the Tour de Lollipop? Those people are just crazy.
Recently Pogacar made my eyes pop out.
 
Don't forget that there was a strong headwind on Torre that day, that makes Joao's performance even more impressive.
Also, no love for my boy Dani Diaz?
I forgot about Diaz, so many one race wonders to choose from in the last few years. I remember he destroyed San Luis in 2015 then came to Europe for a couple of seasons afterwards with a proper team and couldn't get any results. And of course his two strongest teammates in 2015 were both later suspended. Still racing.
 
I think Froome's raid over Finestre is the most memorable performance of the decade. His resurrection on Zoncolan was his greatest WTF-moment after his breakout Vuelta (where the single most alien and most surprising performance was his ITT - by Peña Cabarga he was already more of a known factor).
 
Since my ability to remember much of anything has been compromised, I'm gonna go with the most recent.
Let me take you all the way back to 2021 when WVA and Thomas Pidcock finished 1-2 at Amstel Gold.
Take your pick.
p.s. I know I broke the rules, but I submit that mentally challenged individuals should be able to play, too.
 
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At the last Tour, I even thought Wout held himself back a lot to not look limitless. At least, except for maybe Gilbert in 2011 and Froomey in the first half of the decade, they showed weakness here and there in the 2010s, they've been blowing it up again the past two years or so.
I had the feeling Contador was up to something the whole 2014, but we never saw the full extent of it.
 
At the last Tour, I even thought Wout held himself back a lot to not look limitless. At least, except for maybe Gilbert in 2011 and Froomey in the first half of the decade, they showed weakness here and there in the 2010s, they've been blowing it up again the past two years or so.
I had the feeling Contador was up to something the whole 2014, but we never saw the full extent of it.


I think in the giro 2015 Contador was up to his worst dirty tricks, successfully fighting as one man against the incredible 9 man Astana team who had an incredible season. The level in that grand tour was maybe the highest of the last 10 years.
 
So doped up that he wasn't not sure if he will wake up lol.

Dude was 34 and doing it to this level just to win a race like Tour of Turkey. Astounding. I can understand some of the younger South Americans doing it in hope of a contract in Europe, but that was just bizarre.
 
IMHO the doping is only blatant in the smaller races because access varies so greatly among smaller teams (or, riders on an individual level).
I seriously doubt doping practices are much different among the World Teams. Like do people really believe that Pogacar is "more doped up" than Roglic or the Ineoses or even the second tier GC riders (Landa, Mas, etc.)? Same for the classics riders.
 
IMHO the doping is only blatant in the smaller races because access varies so greatly among smaller teams (or, riders on an individual level).
I seriously doubt doping practices are much different among the World Teams. Like do people really believe that Pogacar is "more doped up" than Roglic or the Ineoses or even the second tier GC riders (Landa, Mas, etc.)? Same for the classics riders.
The only thing I think varies is which 'specialist' physicians they have access to.
 
I think in the giro 2015 Contador was up to his worst dirty tricks, successfully fighting as one man against the incredible 9 man Astana team who had an incredible season. The level in that grand tour was maybe the highest of the last 10 years.
2015 Giro level wasn't crazy high, it was higher than the Vuelta that year but it was worse than all 3 GTs of 2013 and 2014. Astana looked more ridiculous cause the rest of the field was rather eehhh and Contadors team imploded any chance it got.

You don't tell me Contador getting dropped on Finestre is included in one of his most dominating GT performances. I'd probably rank it like 8th out of all his GT wins.
 
If we're talking about the most memorable performance I'm pretty sure Pog's stunner in the PdBF time trial will stay with me for a long time.

Froome on the Finestre probably forever but I was up there that day and that makes a difference.
Froome and Pogacar definitely stand out the most in the decade.

Pogacar because he had the 2nd fastest intermediate at the base fo the climb then smashed the climbing record with a bike change. Froome because of obvious reasons.

Though I do think it needs to be said for the Jafferau stage, it was obviously ridiculous but the circumstances with all riders completely cracked and scattered at 90km from the finish with Finestre that far from the line was also a once a decade situation.
 
I think in the giro 2015 Contador was up to his worst dirty tricks, successfully fighting as one man against the incredible 9 man Astana team who had an incredible season. The level in that grand tour was maybe the highest of the last 10 years.
I didn't see it that way, think he's always good enough for desperate win like that after 2014, it's Astana messing up too.
2014 though, he looked set for ridiculous detonation all over.
 
I didn't see it that way, think he's always good enough for desperate win like that after 2014, it's Astana messing up too.
2014 though, he looked set for ridiculous detonation all over.
Contador could catch and drop Aru with a minute headstart on the Mortirolo.

I think if the teams were switched around and without the need to do the Tour after, he would have beaten Aru and Landa to a pulp.
 

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