Wednesday, August 18, 2010

good interview

"And this leaves me, anyway, with the thought, or hypothesis, that performance in the 2009 and 2010 Tours have been curtailed. The 6.3W/kg finishing climbs of the 90’s and 2000’s would have seen Contador and Schleck finishing minutes down on a climb like the Tourmalet. In other words, those EPO/blood doping era riders would be to Contador what Contador currently is to Gesink, Menchov, Sanchez. Is the standard of cycling that much lower? I don't think so, and my thought is that so far, we're seeing an overall suppression of doping in the Tour."

Full interview here. Interesting idea about sealed SRMs to track riders power. Also the Anker Sorenson observation. Maybe the domestiques are battling harder than the team leaders? NYVelocity has been pretty relentless lately on the anti-doping front. Follow them on twitter for all the latest news.

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