Libertine Seguros said:He didn't. It was actually eight seconds faster. Somehow that got misreported as a minute, and the misreport got to LA, and he put that on his twitter, and now the misreporting has become accepted by repetition.
Also, in 2006, there wasn't so much of a group going up there, and Basso already had the maglia rosa and a comfortable lead, so there was no need to go into the red, he could mark other peoples' attacks. On Friday, however, he was two and a half minutes shy of Arroyo and needed to pull that time back so he had to go harder than he did in 2006.
I'm not going to rule out the possibility that Basso was doping on Friday, but I do think that just comparing the times without recompense to the tactics and state of the race is an injustice; the climb is the same, but it never finishes the stage and the way a rider behaves on a climb will always be affected by the state of the race.
If he had been wearing the yellow jersey, Sastre would never have climbed Alpe d'Huez as quickly in 2008, and had he been two minutes closer to Menchov he would never have climbed Monte Petrano as quickly in 2009, because Menchov wouldn't have let him go.
I have never seen Contador push a 500 W for an hour. That was a "Normalized" estimation made by Lemond. That was for the Verbier climb of the Tour. But the calculation was normalized for weight and time.Inner Peace said:Basso won the Giro. Why isn't 5.6 w/kg on the Zoncolan considered clean?
Have Mapei released any other power data on Basso?
If he's staying around the 6w/kg mark then I don't see why we are judging him
Back in the day (06 I think) Contador could push 500watts for 1 hour - there is a CN article on it somewhere. At what 65kg, thats 7.7 w/kg for an hour ??? Is that calculation too crude ???
Point is, if Contador can potentially push 7w/kg for an hour and Basso can only push 6w/kg for an hour, i'm willing to back Basso as clean given what the 'experts' out there consider to be a reasonable power to weight ratio (6.5ish ??)
Escarabajo said:I have never seen Contador push a 500 W for an hour. That was a "Normalized" estimation made by Lemond. That was for the Verbier climb of the Tour. But the calculation was normalized for weight and time.
His power output for the 30 minutes was a lot lower than that. I have him around 6.5-6.6 W/kg