I don't know where you are getting your information but I can assure you it is wrong. I don't want to get into a p1ssing match with you over this but do you mind if I ask where you are based (I assume you are currently racing).131313 said:That's nonsense. You'll find that those claims of guys who raced "100 days a year" are right up there with the whole "walking up hill, both ways to school" claims: http://www.cyclingarchives.com/index.php
With the exception of Merckx, who really did race a crazy amount, it's just not true. 80 days in a season is a LOT of racing, and something very few guys did 20 years ago. If you disagree, provide some examples, because I'm not seeing it.
To your other point, I agree. I don't think the silence/omerta thing WRT doping is new, at all.
I can assure you that many pros did a lot more than 80 days of racing 20+ yrs ago. As an extreme example Marino Lejareta did all three major tours in 1987 - that's 63 days of racing alone.