Froome in 2013 doesn’t ring any bells? Froome transformation from a mid to back of the peloton rider in 2011 doesn’t alarm you? Wiggins going from a track/flat course rider to winning the Tour doesn’t flummox you? Then Thomas? Bernal is the least shocking. He’s got the talent and the makeup of a classic climber and a GC man.Can't respond individually to all the crazy comments above (jeez, are you guys on drugs?), but we had a very mediocre GIRO in 2020 won by a pretty mediocre rider not doing anything much beyond mediocre (that "thrilling" time-trial final stage for example)
Whereas, we have CLEAR examples of superhumans destroying the competition in time-trials and gaining MINUTES with INDIVIDUAL climbing efforts in the biggest races in last two years,, which you never saw with Sky/Ineos.
Stop being stupid people, a multi-million pound government backed investigation was done against British Cycling and they found a few dodgy TUEs and a testosterone order to an idiot in Manchester. No other nation has attempted such an investigation except USA, and we all know what they found.
Sorry to state the obvious again and again, Sky/Ineos won by paying for a hugely powerful train - now we are back to the dark times, with Superhumans.
The ignorant still seem to point to Froome's spectacular Stage 19 win at the 2018 Giro as "superhuman" - but any sensible person who analysed that knows that the chase group was extremely handicapped, Pinot abandoned the next day with illness, Reichenbach couldn't descend ("like an old lady") and Carapaz and Lopez were battling each other and just hung on the back - Dumoulin was dumb not to take off on his own and try to catch Froome in a mano a mano time trial - I mean just the previous year, after virtually no season races he managed to win Gold in the Worlds, catching Froome on the climb no less, who was in peak form after his Vuelta win, and beating him by over a minute (oh that sounds familiar recently). (Roglic's dodgy silver medal went under the radar).