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Old 04-12-18, 03:59 PM   #26
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You know, we really don't need another doping troll here. Really tiresome.

This year's Paris Roubaix was a fantastic race, marred by the very sad death of one of the cyclists. That said, Sagan had a beautiful race, in every respect, and took a well-deserved win.

There is not a shred of evidence, of any sort, that suggests that Sagan is doping. Unless and until there is, stfu and p*ss off.
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You know, we really don't need another doping troll here. Really tiresome.
No trolling intended, my cynicism is pure and for that I remain, unrepentant.

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This year's Paris Roubaix was a fantastic race.... Sagan had a beautiful race, in every respect, and took a well-deserved win.
Yes, quite possible clean in one day events. Stage races, not so much.

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I remember someone in this forum suggesting after Nibali's win in the 2016 Giro that he had been reaching down for his water bottle and throwing it away and then replacing it with a water bottle that possibly "contained batteries".
Anyway, Paris Roubaix was really good this year. I watched about 200K's of it and could watch another 200k.
I'll, hopefully, be watching the Amstel Gold race Sunday.
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Old 04-13-18, 06:20 AM   #30
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Was anyone else surprised that the group let Sagan go when he attacked? Were they too worried about Quickstep?
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It was way cleaner than I like my Paris-Roubaix's. Bring back the rain!
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Was anyone else surprised that the group let Sagan go when he attacked? Were they too worried about Quickstep?
It was surprising, but I think everybody thought it was QuickStep's job to chase him down.

To Sagan's credit, that was a really awesome move at a surprising time - he had a huge gap quickly.
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Bit like Philippe Gilbert's win in the 2017 Tour of Flanders except that Gilbert finished on his own after dropping the others in the break and may not have won if Sagan hadn't crashed taking down the chasers.

Great win by Sagan but he can thank Silvan Dillier for being so strong and working with him. Dillier was in the lead group and working hard before Sagan arrived and to continue on putting in that effort was exceptional.
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I was surprised the group let him go and I wonder if he could have done it without Dillier?
My guess is he could have.
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While I don't doubt many are dirty, the effect of drugs is pretty minor compared to the effects of natural ability. Drugs can turn a #30 pro to a #1 pro, but all the drugs in the world aren't going to turn average people into pros.
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I was surprised the group let him go and I wonder if he could have done it without Dillier?
My guess is he could have.

That's a good question. Had there not been a breakaway to bridge up to, could he have gone off the front with 50 km left to go and held off the peloton for the rest of the race?
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Yes, quite possible clean in one day events. Stage races, not so much.


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