Cannot see the forest for the trees, eh? You pulled the same crap on RBR when ignoring the obvious doping of Armstrong and others during the EPO heyday. "Hey, it might be possible if we ignore everything else and common sense as well."acoggan said:What you call "the Krapcycle Defense" I call the ability to remain focused on the specific issue being discussed. Very important ability, that, especially if you wish to be a scientist. I can understand, though, how those with weak intellects could easily get confused.
So, Mr. Wizard, what are the chances that Froome went from a nobody, a rider so unremarkable that when he was being shelled from third rate amateur pelotons his own mother questioned whether he had any talent as a bike rider, to putting up performances on par with the most doped up riders of the last fifteen years? This is not some unknown Chinese man pulling a bicycle rickshaw in the vastness of China who never had his capabilities tested; it is a rider with a history that is readily available.