Well, I thought I'd ask this question in the clinic. I saw Bardet stating that this TDF is the highest level ever, and that they were breaking climbing records again and again. Why do you think that is ?
- Could it be that riders are fresher as they have way less racing kilometers before the tour this year ?
- Would more aero equipment play a role ?
- Have travel restrictions caused less testing and made it easier to dope ?
- One more thing, are temperatures lower than usual as we have a very late tour, and that making it easier to climb ?