I'm not sure. I think Evenepoel in the multi mountain stages at this point is the big question mark, but to me it seems there's currently a few teams way ahead in the arms race.Regardless of Evenepoel being clean or not I'm kinda wondering if his otherworldly performances will have an effect on the cleanliness of the rest of the peloton. I mean, how many of the top guys will be content with racing for 2nd place?
At the very least it's not another Ineos donkey-to-racehorse transformation. But what I don't understand is how in a sport where the unbelievable generally turns out to be unbelievable in hindsight the biggest outlier in decades is somehow assumed to be beyond doubt.If this lad had a INEOS kit on, there would be so many more than 14 pages in this thread.
To be consistently so good, over different kind of terrains, should be ringing some alarm bells.
How often does one see a head of state to just solo away from the field from 50k or so? Not very often.
Yes, you need both to kick away from the bunch and then sustain the effort. The kick will mostly utilise the glycolytic and pcr systems and sustaining the effort is then predominantly aerobic. Not sure I got you - do you mean that salbutamol would help the kick via being slighlty anabolic, or some other way?Yes, my point was just that blood doping would less likely be the reason. Salbutamol actually might help in this case, for the initial escape. Blood doping would help a rider stay away.
do you mean that salbutamol would help the kick via being slighlty anabolic, or some other way?
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I think that's the entire point. No one is bashing Sky/Indeos because they're Sky/Ineos or as I've so often read on these pages, because they're "British".Bernal wasn't donkey (or solid classics/track rider) to race horse like all the other Sky riders.
But then what separates him from Pinot? Right now, I'd say it's that, first, he's more explosive.
about the same weight, maybe Pinot is slightly heavier
This is the key to why larger riders are generally better TTers than climbers--power increases with mass, or the cube of body height, whereas surface area increases only with the square.