JRanton said:Interview with JTL here: http://audioboo.fm/boos/720256-jtl-...&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#t=3m55s
Says he's lost 9kg in the last year and 4kg since the Tour of Britain.
pmcg76 said:I still believe it was a huge jump and therefore suspicious and nothing put forward has changed my mind otherwise, indeed the opposite has happened. As far as I am concerned, the only people who ever lost their sanity were those who were claiming this wasn't a huge jump in performance.
I just dont wish ill on the guy and he is innocent until proven guilty
I dont see why you are taking this so personally, so i am not flaming when I say, no - I don't particularly see it as "huge".pmcg76 said:Back in March I was getting slammed right, left and center for daring to suggest that JTL had made a huge jump in performances from 2011 to early 2012. People were saying he just had better early season form and to judge him over the full season.
Well let's see ,
1st Tour of the Med(2 stage wins)
1st Tour du Haut Var(1 stage win)
2nd Tour of Murcia
Then between sickness and injury, missed a significant chunk of the season. On his comeback 22nd in the Route du Sud
1st Tour Alsace(2 stage wins)
1st Tour of Britain(going in as No 1 favourite and marked)
Made team leader of the GB worlds team!!! and finishes 19th.
Secures a contract with No 1 team in the World.
So 4 stage race win's, 9 wins in total making him the 16th most winning rider of 2012 when most of the guys in front of him were sprinters. A continental rider being made team leader for the World Championships, Crushing the Tour of Britain when he was the favourite and everyone was watching him. Some super impressive performances in there.
Are people still gonna try and say this wasn't a huge jump in performance from 2011 when his results were:
8th Tour of South Africa
4th Tour of Korea
2nd Tour of Leon
6th Tour of Britain
What say ye?