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  • Ben

    After finding out about Armstrong it really makes you wonder about these guys. Wiggins has been about as ardent a dope denier as Lance always was.

    And you know Contador is on the stuff. Did anyone else see the Vuelta? You know what I’m talking about.

    • Dan

      I don’t think anyone trusts Contador now, he spent some time with Armstrong while he was obviously still doping on his comeback then gets himself banned for eating steak. It’s entertaining!

      Wiggo goes about drug questions in a different way though, usually with a short line ending with a 5 letter word rather than humiliating publicly anyone and bankrupting them. If someone asked you if you’d cheated you wouldn’t take kindly to it and getting asked that question by the world’s media 100 time a day on a tour would drive you nuts. He’s also spent all his Olympic life being tested and i’m sure there’s a back catalogue that can be re-tested anytime an organisation should wish to. I don’t think he could get away with it if he even wanted to. He’ll have to be squeaky clean too if he wants to come back to the track: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/9864006/Sir-Bradley-Wiggins-Mark-Cavendish-and-other-top-GB-riders-face-team-pursuit-ultimatum-for-2016-Olympics.html

      Something i’m keen to learn more about is the use of oxygen tents to simulate being at altitude and give a performance boost. Not sure if that’s allowed and if it is how it’s monitored so athletes don’t go over the arbitrary 50% hematocrit level. Maybe it doesn’t add such a big boost to the system, i don’t know yet. Interesting that wattage appears to have dropped in the peloton since Armstrong’s day.

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