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Would you say it's reasonable to think that since Froome was caught doping that he and Sky might have been a tad more careful? Seems fairly obvious. Is there any doubt about it? Maybe stop and think a bit and relax with the hyperbole.
Have they dialled it back or has their season been screwed by Bernal's crash pre Giro, Froome's crash and Thomas falling in a vat of beer?

If Bernal had ridden the Giro and Froome ridden the Tour would we still think Sky had a bad year? Whatifs, but I'm not sure we can say they've gone easy on the dope.
 
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Have they dialled it back or has their season been screwed by Bernal's crash pre Giro, Froome's crash and Thomas falling in a vat of beer?

If Bernal had ridden the Giro and Froome ridden the Tour would we still think Sky had a bad year? Whatifs, but I'm not sure we can say they've gone easy on the dope.
No idea, I wasn't suggested anyone scaled back, just that after getting busted (or whatever language the faithful want to use) that they obviously had to be more careful. Definitely their season was massively altered by Froome's crash.

Would love to hear more about the vat of beer.
 
In Yorkshire the Ineos chief Radcliffe threatened the team would be disbanded, you never saw the Murdocks saying anything remotely like that, it was a full on arms race
Just about every team owner has at some point or another made that comment. JV perhaps most foolishly, given the speed with which it came back to bite him on the bum. It's a meaningless commitment. I'm pretty sure Brailsford himself has said doping would be the end of the team. Did James Murdoch/Jeremy Darroch really not say that too?
 
A lot of sound and fury at the MPTS/ Freeman hearings, but not much light. To try and step back a bit from that: what was actually happening inside Team Sky in 2011?

The team is a year old and its first year has been hard on the ego. It hasn't met the expectations it set for itself. In Moore's Sky's the Limit, we see 2010 ending with Brailsford saying he'll have to consider some of the expectations he himself set, such as ZTP, and offering ambiguity on where the ethical line he wouldn't cross actually is. In Wiggins's My Time, we see Lombardia ending with him down in his cups, half-cut in a half-finished hotel, having walked out of the team lodgings.

What responses do we see?
  • We see Wiggins getting a bollocking and told to either man up or step down
  • We see two doctors, Leinders and Bartolucci, being brought in toward the end of 2010
  • We see one doctor, Hulse, being let go
  • We see an IV récup programme agreed for the Giro but the no needles policy scuppering it
  • We see the TUE system being gamed for Wiggins, with regard to his Triamcinolone
  • We see a box of Testogel sachets arriving in Manchester
  • We see a BC staffer sent to courier a Jiffy bag
  • We see more pressure added to the boiler with Wiggins's performance at the Tour
  • We see Froome facing into having to find a new team for 2012, or take a pay cut, only to pull a rabbit out of the hat at the Vuelta
What else do we know was happening, specifically within that narrow time frame, the end of the 2010 Tour through to the end of the 2011 season?
 
A lot of sound and fury at the MPTS/ Freeman hearings, but not much light. To try and step back a bit from that: what was actually happening inside Team Sky in 2011?

The team is a year old and its first year has been hard on the ego. It hasn't met the expectations it set for itself. In Moore's Sky's the Limit, we see 2010 ending with Brailsford saying he'll have to consider some of the expectations he himself set, such as ZTP, and offering ambiguity on where the ethical line he wouldn't cross actually is. In Wiggins's My Time, we see Lombardia ending with him down in his cups, half-cut in a half-finished hotel, having walked out of the team lodgings.

What responses do we see?
  • We see Wiggins getting a bollocking and told to either man up or step down
  • We see two doctors, Leinders and Bartolucci, being brought in toward the end of 2010
  • We see one doctor, Hulse, being let go
  • We see an IV récup programme agreed for the Giro but the no needles policy scuppering it
  • We see the TUE system being gamed for Wiggins, with regard to his Triamcinolone
  • We see a box of Testogel sachets arriving in Manchester
  • We see a BC staffer sent to courier a Jiffy bag
  • We see more pressure added to the boiler with Wiggins's performance at the Tour
  • We see Froome facing into having to find a new team for 2012, or take a pay cut, only to pull a rabbit out of the hat at the Vuelta
What else do we know was happening, specifically within that narrow time frame, the end of the 2010 Tour through to the end of the 2011 season?
Wiggins also lied about the use of needles for his TUE
 
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