- Mar 13, 2009
Mad Elephant Man said:There can be absolutely no doubt that Porte, like the rest of the Sky team Wiggins, Froome, Rogers etc, are heavily doping. To deny it is like denying the sky is blue or the grass in green.
But they are not alone, cyclist = doper = cheats, unfortunately, and probably will do as long as there is road cycling.
that is the point. Its a zero sumOzzie2 said:My observation is that it is because they are winning in a "not normal" fashion, and not simply because they are winning.
there will always be a winner in every race
fans wish to suspend disbelief, criticism of Sky is a return to egregious USPS days, spitting in the soup of fans by killing competition.
The peloton is less "hot" and merely warm as evidenced by estimate watt numbers. Sky, with McQuaids backing, have managed to take advantage of this. A little like Armstrong in 99. But they still have less a medical program than the USPS squadras.
But, relative, they do look the same. As the peloton is a tad slower. Ergo, Wigans looks faster, when he is anything but, in comparison to the heady days of the 2000 decade with Armstrong, Beloki, Ullrich, Basso, Landis,
Contador and AShleck
Wigans woulda stood not a chance in that peloton. A doped Levi would slay him