...actually,I would say SEAN KELLY was the BEST ALL ROUNDER,if all his points for CLASSICS WINS were added each year it would have amounted him to being the unofficial WORLD CHAMPION!:)Intersting comments guys and while DavidH64 is a little extreme in terminology he is Right!!!
Its unnequivocal, lance doped and its naive to think otherwise. Yes he has a big cardio system and Vo2 max but so do many others, yes he won races when he qas younger but as you go up in pro level you just meet all the other guys from round the world like you so you need an edge to win.
Lance struggled to finish his first three or was it four Tour de Frances, yes he won a couple of stages but so do so many pro riders that never ever win the tour outright. prior to cancer he would have minutes taken out of him in time trials(TT being the best guage of true capability on a bike) yet after he came back he was taking minutes out of others, doesnt make sense, the change was so dramatic everybody questioned it immediately.
look at some of the physiology numbers scientists have calculated for his rides, they are off the scale and not within the generally accepted boundriess of elite human performance. Yeah he is aextremely gifted but many other riders were just as gifted physiologically. So he doped to get the edge.
Yes they all did, or most of them, but his cover up and lying for financial gain and perjury and manipulation and intimiidation goes beyond doping and yes he should pay the price for that.
He needs to stand up take it on the chin like a man and move on. He aint that tough, tell it to the British Special Forces or Seals or Nepalese Sherpas who have summitted everest 15 times or Eddie Merxck Jacques Anquetil or Bernard Hinault who won the Tour many time PLUS the other grand tours as well and in the same year. Lance only ever rode the tour! He was not the greatest cyslist. Its a bit like saying the tennis player who just wins wimbledon is the greatest ever ;-) You need to win all the Grand Slams US Open, Wimbledon, French Open, Aussie Open not just one. So Lance was good but lets please put it in perepctive.
USADA did the RIGHT thing which at the end of the day is what this is all about, Right?
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#23 Oct 22, 2012
Gus by applying WADA logic in LA case we have sastre with 7 TDF titles!
It doesnt work to reallocate and TDF appear to realise it.
UCI will give their position on this on Friday after Exec Meeting.
#24 Oct 23, 2012
"A lot of noise and no sense" is a perfect description of your own posts, troll. You endorse doping, and are an apologist for it. Simple as that.
Taking an 'English As A Second Language' course might help you, too.
#25 Oct 24, 2012
What measures do you believe are required to STOP doping/cheating in Sport, all Sports?
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