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Giro d'Italia / Tour de France

Paddingtonwolf

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Plus a lot of the fastest tour ever numbers come from it being attacking every day from kilometre one rather than phoney wars for 60k every day. That naturally brings the average speed up.
 

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Sick to death of that insinuation frankly
There were drug raids in Slovenia before the tour at Bahrain Victorious.

It doesn't go away because people cheat.

This tour has been very exciting.

I'm not convinced the sudden rise of Slovenian cycling is natural.
 

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I know. Just feeling a touch defensive and spiky. Bahrain victorious have nothing to do with the two main slovenians, as one races for UAE and the other is a Jumbo Visma rider so not sure who was being raided.

The main reason this tour has been fast is full bore racing every day from the depart . There hasn’t been a shit boring day (although I suspect today might be). That’s why it is a tiny bit quicker. This isn’t everyone smashing Strava times to pieces on the climbs, which naturally does generate a bit more suspicion.
 

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Sick to death of that insinuation frankly
The view that questions should not be asked is a very dangerous one . Those kind of questions were simply not allowed during the era of Lance Armstrong - and look at the damage that he and his cronies did .

It can only do cycling good that people continue to expect the highest standards in adherence to the controls over performance enhancing drugs .

The drugs raid at the beginning of the tour tells you that it is still around unfortunately - we cannot close our eyes to it .
 

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Track rather than road here - but that is one scary awful crash on the commonwealth velodrome. Riders and bikes ending up in the crowd is proper scary.
 
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