I have a question that I would like some of your guys opinion on. Do you think with reduced EPO and blood doping use that TDF winners will be more likely those who can recover well as opposed to those with tactical experience. Thus, over time we should see the mean age of winners go down a few years. With blood doping and EPO the older more experienced guys could more easily hang with the strongest and use a more tactical approach to winning. This is becoming less so.
Also, any strong theories on SKY's significantly better methods for getting guys in top form in the last couple of years. They probably have the biggest budget of the teams. But other than being able to hire the most intelligent training designers. What is the ingredient to their success. Froome has gone from just being good to superman. Wiggins had gone from being good for several years to a whole other level. Is it that they have finally gotten to know what is required to get into that kind of condition. Also, this buddy training system may indeed have some high value as opposed to those who train alone or in a group most of the time.