You can, but a 36 year old does not recover as well as a 28 year old.
Originally Posted by reef58
Brailsford allegedly saw Froome's potential back in 2006. http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/...to-2006_294574
What about before then parasite how many stage races did he win?
People have noticed it, for around 2 years. Most of that time he was working for Wiggo.
He is so much better than everyone surely someone would have noticed the guy producing over 6 watts per KG on a climb.
Meaning what, anyone who hasn't fumbled around inconsistently like Sastre or Cuddles must be a doper?
Let's hear of his cycling accomplishments prior to joining Sky. Let's hear one race he won that someone has heard of. Just one.
Consider Ryder Hesjedal, who is one of the least likely riders in the pro peloton to be doping. He basically went from almost nothing, to 10th in Tour of California, to 1st in the Giro. Is that proof positive that he doped?
The TT was before the rest day.
Did Froome not burn up any reserves trying to limit his losses, or almost beating Tony Martin during the time trial?
And yes, I'd say Froome did not work as hard on Stage 13 as the entire Saxo team. He realized he couldn't catch Saxo, and basically sat in the peloton. Same thing with Porte in the earlier split.