i didn't say that. read my post again.Von Mises said:And who are some riders who have reported strong tailwind for final 5 or 6 km?
two riders who have reported headwinds in the final kms: martin and ten dam.
neither of them specify unambiguously where the headwind started or ended. see discussion upthread.
then there were several reporters (at least two or three) who spoke of strong headwind in the final segments. again, see links upthread.
then there were the weather forecasts, all predicting headwind on the ventoux on the day of the stage, and one forecast actually measuring headwind on the ventoux at around 17:00 pm (again, all is linked upthread). of course, this doesn't say much either way, but as i said dozens of times already, it does make RR's insistance on the 80% tailwind look odd.
EDIT: also, note that RR initially built his claim on Henderson's tweet. But Henderson is clearly lying or joking in that tweet ("tailwind on the whole climb"), even to RR's standards of 80% tailwind. Then RR built a claim on SRM data, but recent discussion in this thread suggests that that is not accurate either. So the only thing left for RR seems to be those few flags either hanging dead as a dodo in the forest or occasionally showing vague signs of weak tail/crosswind in the forest, which doesn't represent 80% of the climb anyway.
Not a strong case, yet RR is convinced.