Found some quotes from Cadel and I'm very dissapointed in him. He's definitely implying that Sastre and others were doping. But if you look here, you'll see that Sastre's numbers were just about what they normally were, it was Cadel who was worse. And Sastre was about where he normally is in terms of placement on the TT too.
http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...uNyjwyfCrA-kJgIn 2006 Sastre rode the long TT at: 47.20 Km/h
In 2007 Sastre rode the long TT at: 47.26 Km/h
This year? 47.87 Km/h. That IS faster and a great TT, but not outside the capabilities of Sastre when he's holding yellow and riding to win the TDF. (And last year's TT was 2.5 KM longer and just slightly hillier)
In 2006 he rode the long TT at: 47.87 Km/h
In 2007 he rode the long TT at: 48.92 Km/h
This year? 48.23. He was probably tired, but that's actually not that far off his time from last year.
That's a very dangerous and misleading implication. Sastre was not riding on a different level from normally, he simply rode one of his best ever and Cadel did not. In fact, if Sastre had ridden at the exact speed he did last year, he'd have finished in 1:07:20 and STILL beaten Cadel Evans!!"Sastre's ride in the time trial today for me was a real surprise," Evans said after finishing the 53-kilometre ride from Cerilly to Saint-Amand-Montrond in seventh place.
"There were some guys riding surprisingly fast," Evans said. "I got some time checks from the other riders and thought, 'What's going on here?"'
And of course he gets in the whine about 3 on one:
"On the climbs, CSC were so strong. It comes down to they have two or three times the budget we do," Evans said. "They can straight away buy much better quality riders. Strength in numbers ... it was no surprise."