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100th Le Tour

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Rouge Penguin, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Rouge Penguin

    Rouge Penguin Very Active Member

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    Green and yellow jerseys this year?

    I love this, I could watch it all day
     
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    In seriousness..  Tour de france doesn't do it for me...

    I do however enjoy watching sprint cycling events..
     
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    I love watching it, but what can Sky do to stop the constant doping questions?

    As a massive ex-fan of Lance Arnstrong, I want to believe, but the way Froome rode yesterday you can see why he gets constant questioning, especially after coming out of nowhere 3 years ago.
     
  5. Ryan

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    Froome will win yellow due to his team being a gazillion years ahead of everyone else, and because Brailsford has probably uncovered a new way for his team to take drugs that WADA haven't got to figuring out yet.

    I hate that I sat and watched Froome completely rape Mont Ventoux and couldn't quite believe it was possible to do so without being on something.
     
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    Quintana is going to be something special.
     
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    Holle Chainsmoker Member

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    I'm afraid it's only a matter until he's found out. 446 Watt on Mont Ventoux. Ridiculous.
     
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    Yup, it's too incomprehensible to be legit. I see Paul Kimmage, amongst others, has called it suspicious.
     
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    Its a tough one as there are many factors which can lead to a cyclist being faster on the tour:

    • Lighter bikes
    • Better technology during training to perfect riding position, optimum HR -> Wattage combination.
    • Better communications meaning riders always know where they stand compared to others
    • The sport is growing meaning the standard towards the bottom is getting higher - leading to support riders who are top quality e.g. Froome for Wiggo last year, Porte for Froome this year
    • A more scientific approach to nutrition and recovery
    However, there are some things which seem close to unexplainable, such as dominating Mont Ventoux after 2 savage weeks of riding!
     

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