I know it's probably a tough question, but.....
Not that I specifically suspect either of those two, but frankly, I don't think I'd feel very comfortable saying any current rider who's been around for more than 6-7 years has never taken any PED in their entire amateur/pro career.elapid said:Cadel and Cunego are two current riders that spring to mind. Both look human and seem to suffer like mere mortals in the mountains.
VO2 max of 92; aero bars/disc wheel; downhill grade; tailwind. What doesn't add up? When was the last time that exact time trial course was raced?krebs303 said:
Yeah. And add to this list of great sufferers that therefore couldn't possibly be doping: Bernard Kohl.geeker said:I used to like Mancebo precisely because of the way he appeared to suffer in the mountains...
Absolutely correct, let us remember what LeMond said: "it never gets any easier, you just get faster." Dope will make you ride faster and if you want to win you still need to push yourself just as hard. All good riders can make themselves suffer; suffering should never be interpreted as a sign of clean riding.mr. tibbs said:Yeah. And add to this list of great sufferers that therefore couldn't possibly be doping: Bernard Kohl.
Remember at last year's Tour? dude was pulling himself inside out on the climbs, and he practically fell off his bike after Alpe d'Huez.
And he was dirty.
Well he did have lead in his system which could of (did) messed with his "organism" as they say, so some further studies must be done if that was the reason for the extra speed.krebs303 said:
Bikepure is there a place where I can get and independent souce to track the SRM/ or Powertap/ power files of Meyer, Roche,etc. I would also like them to find an independent hospital to run total body hemoglobin tests on them eventually as they get older and more wealthy.bikepure said:
How about Eddy Merckx hour record holding up for nearly double that long? At most Eddy was on uppers, or perhaps a cortisone shot - micro-beneficial compared to blood boosters (like EPO) of the last 15 years. But even with Merckx, it was on an objective course (track). Greg had all the advantages previously noted: downhill, tailwind, short course, tangible goal within reach (winning the Tour), etc. Greg may put his foot in his mouth and behave like an *** every so often, but I'm convinced he was a clean rider.
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