Joelsim wrote:Wasn't the Paris-Roubaix the second fastest of all time? I know it wasn't Contador, but another suspicious character who won it...surely to be faster than the Lance years which we know were a free-for-all on EPO/transfusions etc, it's pretty indicative that something is still happening, even if it's micro-dosing (or even a little engine in Cancellara's bike!)
Completely incomparible. Paris-Roubaix isn't a 15km alpine climb. Its a 250+km cobbled race, speed over a distance like that is effected by weather, breakaways, chase-downs, equipment. A race on a nice sunny warm day is likely to be alot quicker than a race over cobbles in rain/ice/mud.
Also - reading through the thread i'm not sure anybody has said Contador is squeaky clean. To think that he is still doping is probably the strangest thing on this thread! Have you seen Contador ride this year? His poor(ish) form? Him being blown away by the Sky boys and just about all the other big hitters?
Yeah he must be chewing that steak all day long eh
PS. Fastest ever Paris-Roubaix was in 1964 (so not the EPO era) and was 10km longer than it is today.