Tour de France 2020

Trevor Morley's Tache

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Quite possibly, though it’s been a long, long time (if ever) since the Tour was ridden on bread and water alone. I mean it’s a superhuman undertaking to do that for 3 weeks, day after day. I find you have to ‘suspend your disbelief’ to enjoy pro cycling tbh.
If you listen to some of the pundits and ex pro's, professional cycling is 'as clean as it's ever been' these days.

It's sad really that the reputation of a sport is still suffering from what went on from the early days of the Tour right the way through to probably 2010, possibly beyond and there will always be that niggling doubt.

Having said that, some of these strange performances could be down to something like not having a good night's sleep, or an upset stomach. Something like that can play havoc with a riders pre-race fuelling strategy and would certainly mean they weren't at there best, especially on the climb's. Let's face it, they've not really had the best prep, and they've had to peak later in their training cycle this year.
 

johnnytapia

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Quite possibly, though it’s been a long, long time (if ever) since the Tour was ridden on bread and water alone. I mean it’s a superhuman undertaking to do that for 3 weeks, day after day. I find you have to ‘suspend your disbelief’ to enjoy pro cycling tbh.
General consensus is that Lemond was clean. Think he still holds record for highest ever VO2 max.
 

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Its a JV and Roglic show but its been a great fucking tour to date with some really attacking riding from young riders.

Watching the fuckers go up a 10% incline faster than i go on the flat is a bit down heartening though ;-)
 

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Bernal has withdrawn.

Back problem causing issues with knee.


Maybe Dave Brailsford heard my suggestion :)
Clearly not fit and not helped by a no longer dominant team.

Right to pull out as he has many more tours to fight.

Brutal day today.
 

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Breathless watch today.

Chapeu to all of them getting up that climb!

Roglic barring an accident has this in the bank thanks to his own brilliance and that of his team who have become the new Sky on this showing.
 

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