This is a very weak argument. It requires that you believe doping begins with EPO. It ignores the reality of what was happening in the 1980s, pretends transfusions were not a thing despite all the evidence to the contrary, evidence that points toward Reynolds/Banesto being among those using blood bags.Leinster said:Indurain had a pretty steady career trajectory. He won Paris-Nice and Catlunya a couple times, won a couple of mountain stages in the Tour while domestiquing for Delgado, won San Sebastian in 1990 and went close in the '91 Vuelta, and then age 27 won his first Tour. The unusual part was his then going on to dominate the Tour for 5 years in a row.