mmmBilirubin said:The real race could have been going on in the 20s.
The possible top four of the clean riders this year:
23. ARMSTRONG Lance
24. WIGGINS Bradley
25. CASAR Sandy
26. EVANS Cadel
It is interesting that Armstrong, Wiggins and Evans ended up so close. Most people considered Armstrong to be clean this year with the unprecidented scrutiny from Interpol, the French feds, the US Feds, and the media. Maybe he won it?
If i remember Armstrongs best 3 days in the tdf were after rest days.
Prologue where only the top 3 tters in the world (the Geelong itt podium) beat him.
Then finished in the 3rd group on the road with Basso on the Madeline the day after the 2nd rest day.
And was Pau not the 3rd rest day? Because he was surprisingly good on the Tourmalet as well.
Wasnt something said about rest days being when you take in the peds.
As for Cuddles if he was doping he clearly stopped after the disaster on the MAdeline, since he had nothing to gain. I find it hard to believe that the guy who podiumed 2 of the dirtiest tours in history, and who in 08 beat Ricco AND Kohl AND Frank Schleck wasnt doping.
And if he did dope in 07 and 08 why would he stop now?