The Yates (AKA the TUE Brothers)

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Escarabajo said:
Are they giving to Adam what they gave Simon last year?
They clearly stepped up a notch starting 2018.

Except he faded didnt he. Made loads of efforts but completely cracked.

Doping in grand tours is about recovery. Looks like the dope didnt work.
 
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Blanco said:
therealthing said:
How long till he is crushing everybody on pan flat TTs?
He was not so good on the flat part though...
Yes, I raised a brow slightly at today's (Stage 1) TT performance by Yates in the Giro, but I wouldn't put it in the "Outlandish" category. To me, Lopez's performance was more startling, considering that he usually loses substantial time to top GC contenders in time trials. And Nibali -- well into his 30's and likely on the waning part of his career arc -- was faster than Dumoulin and only 4 seconds slower than Yates, who had the advantage of starting later than all the other GC contenders (more opportunity to consider optimum pacing strategy) as the forecasted bad weather never materialized.
 
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JosephK said:
Blanco said:
therealthing said:
How long till he is crushing everybody on pan flat TTs?
He was not so good on the flat part though...
Yes, I raised a brow slightly at today's (Stage 1) TT performance by Yates in the Giro, but I wouldn't put it in the "Outlandish" category. To me, Lopez's performance was more startling, considering that he usually loses substantial time to top GC contenders in time trials. And Nibali -- well into his 30's and likely on the waning part of his career arc -- was faster than Dumoulin and only 4 seconds slower than Yates, who had the advantage of starting later than all the other GC contenders (more opportunity to consider optimum pacing strategy) as the forecasted bad weather never materialized.
I think the opening TT was an anomaly that allowed pure climbers to do as well as specialists.
 
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TourOfSardinia said:
macbindle said:
And yet he couldn't get up the hill on yesterday's TT.

So what does that mean, forum doping experts?
It could be he messed up the timing of the blood bag
like vino did way back when
You know the rules here:

1. Faster than expected = alien doping
2. Slower than expected = alien doping gone wrong
3. As expected = probably doping
4. Completely nowhere and retired without contract = clean
 
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samhocking said:
TourOfSardinia said:
macbindle said:
And yet he couldn't get up the hill on yesterday's TT.

So what does that mean, forum doping experts?
It could be he messed up the timing of the blood bag
like vino did way back when
You know the rules here:

1. Faster than expected = alien doping
2. Slower than expected = alien doping gone wrong
3. As expected = probably doping
4. Completely nowhere and retired without contract = clean
Why don't you just answer the question then?
 

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