• jules

    Vera has a knack for staying out of trouble..

    • Derek Maher

      Agree with you there jules,That lady seems to have a 6th sense when it comes to avoiding falling riders.

  • Orrsome153

    It is a sad day when Froome feels he needs to justify his performance. I am not concerned about Froome and his wonderful win. I saw the great work by Porte et al. I saw the determination in Froome’s face after every attack by his rivals. I watched as Froome dug deep to be at the head of the race. I have read about the hard work he has been doing in training. I know the Sky team are one of the most advanced in the peloton. I (this maybe misguided) trust the system to weed out those who chose to cheat. I don’t want to see Froome’s data. I just want to rejoice and remember a wonderful effort by Froome supported by a wonderful team. Chapeau Mr Froome. (for the record I am a Contador fan)

    • Kieran Degan

      Good call mate. I think its important to remember that Quintana out-climbed Froome this year, if it wasn’t for the cross winds stage Quintant would have arguably won the tour. There is no speculation surrounding him (nor should there be). Froome won with class and tactics, not just power. In saying this, I’m happy for the data to be released if it encourages clean racing and shuts people up.

      • Sean

        Thats a good point. I had serious doubt about Froome until I saw him in the box going up alpe d’huez. He was only a shadow of himself from a week earlier. He showed nothing like the dominance that France Neilstrong or a pre-ban Contador had.

    • Monica

      SKY harp on and on about their marginal gains and their scientific approach to training and yet they have never done a max test on any of their riders…righto mate.

    • Bex

      The thing about releasing data is it seems that no one really understands it; and there’s too many variables, even for something as simple sounding as power. Unless everyone visits the same lab and uses the same equipment over time I don’t see how it proves anything.

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      • Whippet

        True Bex. A one-off release of data doesn’t demonstrate anything scientifically, but merely serves as a public relations move. More interesting data would be that involving the sky doctor that was fired at the time of Froome’s miracle transformation in 2011. Anyway, the drugs issue is a bit of a diversion. The real issue is the inequitable distribution of resources in pro cycling. For instance, in the past 7 years, only 3 teams have won the Tour de France. The doping issue won’t go away. It’s like religious puritans trying to abolish sex. It’s probably better just to attempt to mitigate the worst effects. As the situation stands now, the big teams can afford to ‘not test positive’ with better doctors, while the poor slobs get popped by doping control just trying to keep up. I don’t agree 100%, but this piece at Inrng.com is still the best I’ve read on a cycling website: http://inrng.com/2012/10/level-playing-field-doping-myth/.

    • Agreed, But the dude needs a casquette, not a chapeau.

  • Derek Maher

    Might be a good idea for the UCI bosses to tighten their belts regarding spending a fortune on enquiries.
    I hope the Orica Team get a second sponsor.
    MTN have pulled out of sponsoring the African Team saying they did not think the business return justified the cost.
    Things might start getting lean for a lot of teams in 2016.


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