- May 9, 2009
I'm impressed that you know his motivations, career and the atmosphere of professional cycling in the early 2000s so well, yet had to use wiki to know any of his results.Dear Wiggo said:Didn't like doping or didn't like training and racing hard? Is he earning more now as a manager than a rider? If so, there's the reason he left, not coz he didn't like doping. He's smarter than the average rider and probably saw team managers getting soft and fat and earning more than he did and decided to go another route.
Plus he had a high hct naturally (allegedly) so his doping boost was diminished significantly. His results are not all that great, according to wiki.
It's my theory he just wasn't cut out for the pro rider life and the doping was but a minor component of his inability to stick it out.
Well, I believe that's almost always the case. I can't see how a truly repentant doper would want anything to do with the top level of the sport once he's out.Sarcastic Wet Trout said:Why not former dopers? I would think a repentant doper could be an effective choice as they understand the motivation and mechanics of doping.
There's a certain undercurrent attitude here that once a doper, always a doper. I don't believe that has to be true.
Bratam said:I say Johan Bruyneel. Surely he has learnt his lesson and can now be trusted to run a clean cycling team ! LOL just kidding
I think time will show you to be paid to post on the Internet to defend a team or rider. It's not unusual. You claim physiological knowledge but share nothing, explain nothing, add nothing, then take a poke at Froome, hoping to deflect attention from Wiggins.armchairclimber said:He has. This year. You just don't believe it...which is fine. You're entitled to be ignorant. Time will show me to be right though.
Every performance this year of autobus Brad was indicative of doping.armchairclimber said:Wiggins is clean. Don't know about Froome or Porte, Rogers etc. If SKY are going to be interrogated it should be the Leinders issue. Kerrison, meh, a sideshow. Performance...nothing to see (no performance indicative of doping).
Brad did nothing on the road till doped 2009. Nothing. I have debunked every single example offered as indicative of Brad having any ability as a road rider. Please, show me one example of him being provably any good on the road.armchairclimber said:The way I have understood this, with regards to Wiggins, is that
1. He has (earlier in his career) been able to compete at a very high level on the track and on the road without ever having to fully train his lactate/anaerobic system....this is all relative of course.
In 2006 he was between world championships @ 4km IP, and olympic gold medals in 4km IP (2004, 2008). In Dauphine 2006 he was hitting the exact same power (580W) as those world champs and olympic gold medal rides, he did a 4.1km road TT and came... 21st. He had 2 weeks training in Mallorca to specifically fine tune for this single, 4.1km TT performance. He had a mechanic, masseuse, and video techs all for him for to train for a single stage. He came 21st. He would need 10% more power to match the winner's time. His performance at longer TTs compared to world-class athletes was consistently as poor.armchairclimber said:2. This would have been his weakness in GTs...he could TT well (ride quickly aerobically) but would be challenged by steep mountains/explosive mountain attacks
This is false physiology - training at altitude makes you slower. Altitude = low oxygen = hypoxia = reduced power = lower intensity training. Ask Armstrong, who complained about no top end - Ferrari replies via his son that that is because he had trained at altitude, not enough at sea level, where you can actually generate power, and hence develop your top end. Here, let me help you:6. No way round this...training on long steep hills at altitude to add the peak to the aerobic base.
More false physiology. Here's a clue: riding uphill longer than 4 minutes is aerobic. The anaerobic contribution for 30 minutes is 2% max. 1hr is 1%. By definition, riding up a hill is aerobic. Aerobically as possible? You mean, like, pedaling as often as possible? How do you ride uphill, which is an aerobic only activity, as aerobically as possible? Please. Enlighten us.7. Waste every other rider in the team (including Cav) to drag him up those hills....as aerobically as possible.