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10-22-21, 10:16 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

As a vague accusation, this isn't even coherent. ...

As a vague accusation, this isn't even coherent. In this scenario, to attribute his pre-crash performance to doping, you'd have to formulate a reason why he stopped taking that magic elixir...
10-22-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

e tu, Colbrelli?...

e tu, Colbrelli? (https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/use-of-tizanidine-in-cycling-crosses-an-ethical-red-line-says-former-tour-de-france-doctor/)
07-22-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

You're entitled to your narrative, which sounds...

You're entitled to your narrative, which sounds suspiciously like other spiels one finds in today's political realm, but...

No, that's not how it went down.

And no, this is not going to...
07-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Already answered the first question. And already...

Already answered the first question. And already pointed out above that many of his rivals post their power data. What is he afraid of that they aren't?
07-20-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Actually, I don't know if TUEs approved through...

Actually, I don't know if TUEs approved through national ADAs, and automatically recognized by UCI, are in that count or not. Does anybody know?
07-20-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

This is the total number of TUE's granted each...

This is the total number of TUE's granted each year by UCI for the entire peloton:

2015 13
2016 15
2017 20
2018 10
2019 9
2020 10

https://ita.sport/uci-therapeutic-use-exemptions/
07-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Vague accusations without any factual backing....

Vague accusations without any factual backing. Specifically which drugs, known to be approved by UCI with a TUE, will aid a rider in the Tour when taken during training, having been discontinued...
07-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

well, if you're not joking, Slovenia is not a...

well, if you're not joking, Slovenia is not a former Soviet country and it's much further from Lithuania than Poland.

Slovenia may have more in common with Italy than with Lithuania
07-20-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

I know you're writing in jest here, but Lithuania...

I know you're writing in jest here, but Lithuania and Slovenia are very far apart, both geographically and socially. Why would a putative Lithuanian mad scientist breed Slovenian super-athletes and...
07-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Which Strava data that I posted? The estimated...

Which Strava data that I posted? The estimated power from Pogacar? i never said I believed it.
The Carapaz data? Are you alleging that that is faked?

And your comment about vindication with...
07-19-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Ask Richard Carapaz, who like many other pros,...

Ask Richard Carapaz, who like many other pros, posted power data from the Tour directly to Strava. Here is his stage 17.

Glad that you aren't a rube.

...
07-19-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Apparent power is not evidence at all and I said...

Apparent power is not evidence at all and I said so. it adds to questions that have been raised about somebody who blew the GC field apart. I am not convicting nor do I imagine that i'm in a position...
07-19-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

You are lacking in imagination, perhaps. He...

You are lacking in imagination, perhaps. He doesn't need a 3rd lung if it's bike that is the doping agent....
07-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

And don't make it seem that it's just sniggling...

And don't make it seem that it's just sniggling little ccorners of this forum where these questions are being raised. You know it's a widespread suspicion.
...
07-19-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe so. What's the justifiable reason he won't...

Maybe so. What's the justifiable reason he won't release real data when his reputation is on the line?
07-19-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

It's not a moral question, it's a question of...

It's not a moral question, it's a question of what is going on in the races present-day. I care if somebody has an unfair advantage on the road now, and what they did 15 years ago is immaterial. You...
07-19-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

15 years ago. The only logical extension of...

15 years ago.

The only logical extension of your point of view is that all known dopers are banned for life.
07-18-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

my main point, possibly drowned out by all those...

my main point, possibly drowned out by all those numbers, is that Pogacar could do himself a favor by being more forthcoming with his power data.
07-18-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Here is a sampling of real maximum FTP data from...

Here is a sampling of real maximum FTP data from other pros. the highest number on this list is Bernal at 6.5 W/kg. Notice that the differences between the super-elite on this list and normal pros...
07-18-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,335
Posted By MinnMan

Not sure. AFAIK, he's not releasing any power...

Not sure. AFAIK, he's not releasing any power data from the TdF - does somebody know otherwise?

Screencap from Strava, showing Strava estimated power from stage 8. Insane numbers. Generally i...
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