- Jul 23, 2009
blackcat said:disagree. Hamilton was vaunted as the nicest guy in the peloton, and he turned out to be a psychopath.
Psychopath. Strong term. I get the part about illegal behaviour and inability to learn from past mistakes. Not sure Tyler meets the antisocial/sexual/aggressive part of the definition. A shame to associate him with this word, you can do better than that.
blackcat said:again, the "riding in the gruppetto" argument. does not hold water. Sprinters still need help, they are not being paid to ride for classification. Conserve their enegry for the flat stages. Cav rides in the gruppetto, so he must be clean <eyes roll>
You really should read the entire post, not just pick out words that suit your needs. Yes, my point was that Farrar would have conserved considerable energy on these stages compared to GC riders. But I did not suggest that his inability to contest these stages indicates a clean profile. My point was that he might not be as taxed at the end of the tour as the riders on the podium. I am simply not jumping up and down at the thought of a 25 year old sprinter lining up for his 3rd GT in a year. Especially as he has only finished one of them thus far.