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Transition 'Winners'

josamejosame Posts: 1,054
edited January 2012 in Pro race
My Q relates to the transition period from the darker days of the sport to the light(er) period now:

Which riders (that have been around in both periods) have shown improvements that are 'likely' to be because of regime change...

Obvs: Cuddles, Wiggins, Voekler, Pip...
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  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    Jelle Vanendert?

    Scarponi seems to be a GT contender now, but i think for opposite reasons than the above. Hhmmmm.
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    josame wrote:
    My Q relates to the transition period from the darker days of the sport to the light(er) period now:

    Which riders (that have been around in both periods) have shown improvements that are 'likely' to be because of regime change...

    Obvs: Cuddles, Wiggins, Voekler, Pip...

    Of the four listed I'd only bet money that Evans is/was clean ...
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,440
    josame wrote:
    My Q relates to the transition period from the darker days of the sport to the light(er) period now:

    Which riders (that have been around in both periods) have shown improvements that are 'likely' to be because of regime change...

    Obvs: Cuddles, Wiggins, Voekler, Pip...

    Of the four listed I'd only bet money that Evans is/was clean ...

    The thing is if Evans is meant to be clean then how did he beat all these doped up riders. It's the same argument everyone uses against LA. He can't be clean as everyone else was doping
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,263
    sherer wrote:
    The thing is if Evans is meant to be clean then how did he beat all these doped up riders. It's the same argument everyone uses against LA. He can't be clean as everyone else was doping

    Are they all doping though? And is the doping that those that are doping are doing really doing much? The speeds that they've been climbing at recently were not much better than the likes of the stars of the 80s.
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  • sherersherer Posts: 2,440
    RichN95 wrote:
    sherer wrote:
    The thing is if Evans is meant to be clean then how did he beat all these doped up riders. It's the same argument everyone uses against LA. He can't be clean as everyone else was doping

    Are they all doping though? And is the doping that those that are doping are doing really doing much? The speeds that they've been climbing at recently were not much better than the likes of the stars of the 80s.

    Well Eddie Merckx seems to have debumked the times of riders

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/merckx- ... an-cycling
  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    TBF, he's not exactly saying anything we didn't know...riders speeds are a function of lots of things, using them to detect doping isn't going to be accurate. They offer an indication but nothing more.
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live
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