I don't like Sky all that much, more a fan of the Garmin and Cannondale teams; but, I will say that Froome's performance during the whole of the tour, not just the beginning, makes me believe he was riding it clean. I really think many of the peloton were riding clean too, contador especially.
"...this place is to trolling as salt licks are to deer hunting." - 3alarmer
I haven't seen anything from his performance that suggests he was doping. For the doubters here, it seems to be that anyone who wins is "obviously a doper", because you can't win without assistance. Yeah that makes sense.
I'm not a Sky fan (anything but, I hate the way Sky - as a company - have created a monopoly for sports broadcasting on TV which means we have to pay large amounts to watch sports we should get for less and so have no fondness for any team sponsored by them) and Froome is not particularly charismatic. However I admire the dignity he has when being bombarded with questions from those soured by the US postal debacle, and how he has answered them.
Both he and Brailsford were very clear last night on the matter.
I'm looking forward to he and Quintano battling in the mountains next year.
plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens
1985 Sandy Gilchrist-Colin Laing built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
1964 Flying Scot Continental (531)
1995 Cinelli Supercorsa (Columbus SLX)
1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed (531)
2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
(YES I LIKE STEEL)
2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1
I still think Sky's team organization and execution of their game plan is head and shoulders above the other teams. If they put their focus on winning the sprints they would probably win those as well.