Looking for the latest race results? - We got you covered right here!
Can not hold a good form without the good Gear. With Bio Passport and the increase testing it is very hard to go back to the old form. I should not say this in this side of the forum but honestly that is my belief.issoisso said:Caisse have yet to offer him a contract extension.
Says this Tour was a test to see if he could regain form after his injury. Says he failed the test, and therefore is considering retirement.
craig1985 said:In my own mind Carlos Sastre is the moral winner of the 2006 Tour de France.
mambo#5 said:Pereiro just shat on his legacy. Everyone knows he is the accidental cyclist where the maillot jaune landed after the Landis fiasco. But to abandon the tour because of lack of form? WTF? He could have departed gracefully by assisting his team all the way to Paris, even if it meant being 1 hr down in the GC.
Cloxxki said:Semi off-topic.
Did anyone notice how Cadel Evans attacking early in a mountain stage had some similarities with Landis' famous solo effort, winning (and later losing) the TdF that day?
Cadel had the legs, needed many minutes, and didn't see another way to win the whole thing another way. So, he committed to a day of suffering. He was called to order. Landis...all the favorites were looking at him leave. Landis' power logging showed he was not doing anything out of the ordinary, the rest was just too weak or scared to chase.
But, Evans of course was stupid to try something, being one of the favorites and all.
Doping or no doping, Landis tried, hurt, and did it. He was the hero of the day until complications hit. Have the rules changed? Is hard work without a pre-paid insurance fee for guaranteed success a big no-no now?
Ahhh. Its the "old wound". He will be departing the Gray Havens soon.issoisso said:Actually, he says he quit because this Tour was a test of his injury and the efforts show it's not yet fulle healed. Continuing would aggravate it.
The reason he's thinking of retiring is that he's doubting it will ever fully heal.