sudden TT improvements.

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  1. Ken Papai

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    > although i have not looked at elevation profiles of these TT stages, it seems 'odd' to me that
    > riders like virenque and pantani suddenly improve to within only 2-3 minutes of excellent time
    > trialists. two examples, stage 20 of the 1997 TDF, results below:

    > 20ème étape samedi 26 juillet DISNEYLAND-PARIS contre-la-montre / timetrial 62km 1 OLANO Abraham
    > 151 en 1h15'57" 2 ULLRICH Jan 008 a 00'45" 3 GAUMONT Philippe 064 a 01'12" 4 JULICH Bobby066 a
    > 02'24" 5 DEKKER Erik 124 a 02'39" 6 MOREAU Christophe 017 a 02'56" 7 BROCHARD Laurent 013 a 03'10"
    > 8 DUFAUX Laurent 014 a 03'11" 9 VIRENQUE Richard 011 a 03'32" 10 KASPUTIS Arturas 137 a 03'48"

    > in a 62KM TT, are you telling me that dickie virenque is within 2:47 of a young ullrich and within
    > 3:32 of Olano, a world TT champion ? juding by this TT being held at the end of the race, it had
    > to have been pretty damn flat. regardless, a 48.5 k/hr clip for virenque ?

    Sudden improvements are generally due to doping. The reason I am not worried about this years TDF is
    that if either Ullrich or Virenque beats out Lance, the results will be disqualified once the doping
    is discovered, and Lance will be awarded the title.

    -Ken

    > shawn
     
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  2. Nick Burns

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    "Ken Papai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > although i have not looked at elevation profiles of these TT stages, it seems 'odd' to me that
    > > riders like virenque and pantani suddenly improve
    to
    > > within only 2-3 minutes of excellent time trialists. two examples,
    stage 20
    > > of the 1997 TDF, results below:
    >
    > > 20ème étape samedi 26 juillet DISNEYLAND-PARIS contre-la-montre /
    timetrial
    > > 62km 1 OLANO Abraham 151 en 1h15'57" 2 ULLRICH Jan 008 a 00'45" 3 GAUMONT Philippe 064 a 01'12"
    > > 4 JULICH Bobby066 a 02'24" 5 DEKKER Erik 124 a 02'39" 6 MOREAU Christophe 017 a 02'56" 7
    > > BROCHARD Laurent 013 a 03'10" 8 DUFAUX Laurent 014 a 03'11" 9 VIRENQUE Richard 011 a 03'32" 10
    > > KASPUTIS Arturas 137 a 03'48"
    >
    > > in a 62KM TT, are you telling me that dickie virenque is within 2:47 of
    a
    > > young ullrich and within 3:32 of Olano, a world TT champion ? juding by this TT being held at
    > > the end of the race, it had to have been pretty
    damn
    > > flat. regardless, a 48.5 k/hr clip for virenque ?
    >
    > Sudden improvements are generally due to doping. The reason I am not worried about this years TDF
    > is that if either Ullrich or Virenque beats out Lance, the results will be disqualified once the
    > doping is discovered, and Lance will be awarded the title.
    >
    > -Ken
    >
    > > shawn

    LOL.

    "Trolling for Dummies".
     
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