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Who is cleaner - Menchov or Sanchez?

sanchez is 33 and never won a gt. He didnt do well until recently. That might mean something to those who say that this is a cleaner era. Some say that horner lost out because he wasnt doping and is doing well now because there is less so you might say the same about sanchez.
 
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The Hitch said:
sanchez is 33 and never won a gt. He didnt do well until recently. That might mean something to those who say that this is a cleaner era. Some say that horner lost out because he wasnt doping and is doing well now because there is less so you might say the same about sanchez.

Sanchez has progressively improved slightly in each of his GC participations.

Tour 6th > 3rd or 4th

Vuelta 15th > 10th> 7th > 3rd > 2nd

No massive jumps in improvement, just consistently getting better over time.
 
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Menchov is Rabobank, how clean can they be when Rasmussen rode for them and he thought doping was ok unless you went over the 50% hemaocrit ...:rolleyes:

Menchov beat a very motivated Danilo Di Luca in the 09 Gd'Italia, who was on cera. Di Luca was using the L'Aquila earthquake(06/04/09) as his reason to win it that year.:(
 
Benotti69 said:
Menchov is Rabobank, how clean can they be when Rasmussen rode for them and he thought doping was ok unless you went over the 50% hemaocrit ...:rolleyes:

Menchov beat a very motivated Danilo Di Luca in the 09 Gd'Italia, who was on cera. Di Luca was using the L'Aquila earthquake(06/04/09) as his reason to win it that year.:(

did he say something like this as an excuse for the doping?
 
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Sanchez has progressively improved slightly in each of his GC participations.

Tour 6th > 3rd or 4th

Vuelta 15th > 10th> 7th > 3rd > 2nd

No massive jumps in improvement, just consistently getting better over time.

Sammy Sanchez finished outside the time limit on mtn stages in his first two tours.
 
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I think blackcat said that Samu Sanchez couldn't climb a lick until Igor González de Galdeano took over. But I like Samu more then Menchov, so I will cheer for Samu.
 
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Hmmm. Well since there seems to be nothing on them either way ima cheer for Sanchez as Spain already has the winner. Better that another nation share some of the glory.
 
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The Hitch said:
did he say something like this as an excuse for the doping?

no but he was highly motivated, as this would have lifted him to demi-god status in his home region (Abruzzo) where the earthquake took place and secured him some big sponsorship deals there to set him up for a few years.

He denied he doped.