Who'll get caught at this year's Tour?

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Havetts said:
You start a thread about people who might get caught and name Sagan, who as far as I know has not even been linked to anything regarding doping. Yet you become mad when Wiggins is mentioned? :rolleyes:
Double ditto.
a bit rich for a new member it seems


oh, and in before the close
 
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Yuri Trofimov
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Lieuwe Westra

Although I'd love to see Popovych or Kloden get their just deserts after all this time.
 
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I'll call it now - someone from Radioshack gets popped, with Johan then pulling the entire team out (which in the end may save themselves from GC embarassment anyway).
 
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MacRoadie said:
Well, since this is his first post-RSNT Tour (in conjunction with the USADA witness list rumblings), the smart money has to be on Levi
This is so so true. Its a strange paranormal unexplained phenomenan that that only the UCI know the answer to.

It could be a competition question: HOW IS IT THAT RIDERS ONLY TEST POSITIVE IN THE YEAR AFTER THEY HAVE LEFT A TEAM RUN BY JOHAN BRUYNEEL?

Send your competition entries to the U.C.I HQ in Switzerland with a self addressed envelope. You could win a two week all expenses paid holiday to Texas if you can guess the right answer...............
 
i think it's more about which riders are not going to be taking any risks and won't be as good this year.

frank schleck announced that he is "tired" and won't be the team leader immediately after usada came out against bruyneel. pretty sure he knows he won't be risking too much this year with regard to his usual blood doping.
 
The Valley said:
Do people honestly think Bradley Wiggins is a doping cheat? Amazes me how bad some people's ability to judge character is.
You're already judging Nibali which has been kind of consistant is his progression, and not Wiggins? Suddenly he's a big favorite and said he hasn't peaked yet? And coincidentally all his teammates haven't peaked either :rolleyes:
 
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Indeed you guys obviously couldn't tell a clean and upright fellow if he was staring you in the face. Wiggins speaks English FFS. ING - GER - LISH. Haven't you seen his interviews? :rolleyes:
 
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where is the evidence against Wiggins that makes people think he's doping? Until 2009 he raced as a track specialist, dominating the individual pursuit. In 2009 he turned his attention to road, lost a huge amount of weight and came fourth in the tour riding for an outspokenly anti-doping team. In 2010, he himself has said he didn't put the effort in, drank a bit too much in the off-season and came to the tour out of form so did badly. In 2011 he had a solid year showing signs of being back to 2009 form, coming third in paris nice and winning the dauphine before crashing out at the tour, which he then partially recovered from to come third at the vuelta. This year he has improved again as is easily possible for someone in only his fourth proper season of racing road and is fufilling the promise first shown in 2009.
Wiggins has always been outspoken against doping and only recently was saying he hoped the lifetime Olympic ban would be kept in place for GB riders. So what has he done that makes people think he is a doper?
 
Climeon said:
where is the evidence against Wiggins that makes people think he's doping? Until 2009 he raced as a track specialist, dominating the individual pursuit. In 2009 he turned his attention to road, lost a huge amount of weight and came fourth in the tour riding for an outspokenly anti-doping team. In 2010, he himself has said he didn't put the effort in, drank a bit too much in the off-season and came to the tour out of form so did badly. In 2011 he had a solid year showing signs of being back to 2009 form, coming third in paris nice and winning the dauphine before crashing out at the tour, which he then partially recovered from to come third at the vuelta. This year he has improved again as is easily possible for someone in only his fourth proper season of racing road and is fufilling the promise first shown in 2009.
Wiggins has always been outspoken against doping and only recently was saying he hoped the lifetime Olympic ban would be kept in place for GB riders. So what has he done that makes people think he is a doper?
I agree with about all of this.

Wiggins had a stellar track background, so you know he had power, fitness and high level talent. How that has translated to the Road is pretty amazing, not many have done it.

The guys that did were typically not dedicated/specialized track guys, they also were doing road racing as well.

Wiggins has a body built for road racing, tall, skinny, low body fat, great track aerodynamics that translate to the TT incredible. Plus his ability to generate power.

With his improved body composition, it has translated well to climbing.

With that said, their is no way in he&& Wiggins can climb consistently over the 3 week period and stay with the best climbers in the TDF IMHO.

His chances will have to be make up time in the TTs, and just hope not to lose time on the big climbs against somebody that has a real GC chance..like Evans, Schleck and many other consistent top climbers out there.
 
Climeon where is the evidence against sagan(not saying he is not doping)? The op asked a question and folks answer the question, please lets not turn this thread into another KING BRADLEY THE GREAT IS CLEAN.
 
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Climeon said:
where is the evidence against Wiggins that makes people think he's doping? Until 2009 he raced as a track specialist, dominating the individual pursuit. In 2009 he turned his attention to road, lost a huge amount of weight and came fourth in the tour riding for an outspokenly anti-doping team. In 2010, he himself has said he didn't put the effort in, drank a bit too much in the off-season and came to the tour out of form so did badly. In 2011 he had a solid year showing signs of being back to 2009 form, coming third in paris nice and winning the dauphine before crashing out at the tour, which he then partially recovered from to come third at the vuelta. This year he has improved again as is easily possible for someone in only his fourth proper season of racing road and is fufilling the promise first shown in 2009.
Wiggins has always been outspoken against doping and only recently was saying he hoped the lifetime Olympic ban would be kept in place for GB riders. So what has he done that makes people think he is a doper?
Really it's just normal amount of suspicion for a late bloomer who looks like he may win the Tour. From being a prologue and track specialist to a GC rider (and apparently with no loss of power) is a fairly dramatic transformation. Also the whole Tour team seem to simoultaneously be on best climbing form after being hit and miss. Lastly I'm cynical about the amount the peloton will have changed in the last years. And anti doping statements don't mean anything concrete one way or the other..
 
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hopefully the afld will be hoping to rain on the london 2012 parade.

sky to get busted and the british track team to withdraw from the games. gaol for brailsford.
 

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