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Jimmy_Fingers

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Nov 2017

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    I just think you have to remember is Wiggins had three of them. Over three years. He won shitloads either side of them. Did he cheat to win them?

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    Ummm I know allergies I had terrible ones as a kid to dust mites and cats, my nose would just piss away, eyes swell, asthma, headaches it was horrible.

    These days nothing. Even cats. No treatment worked when I was younger, parents tried everything under the sun, pills, nasal sprays, inhalers, homeopathy, literally everything. But it just stopped but I remember what it was like.

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    Also reference his rant after he was chucked off the 2007 Tour while riding for Confidis when one of their riders tested positive. That always felt very honest to me.

    What Bradley did was technically legal, do we go beyond that and say he's cheated the whole time?

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    I never want to type TUE again

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    Well he has said he was unable to compete in 2010 because of the intense allergic reaction, hence the TUE in 2011 to help him. He didn't have a TUE in 2009 when he finished third while riding for Garmin. Or a TUE for any of his successes before and after 2012. Without TUEs he was arguably the finest pursuiter the track has ever seen, multiple Ilympic golds and Word Championships including endurance events. He won stage races like Paris-Nice and the Daupine on the road without a TUE, he won the ITT World Champs without one, and the Hour record. His ability as a bike rider beyond the microcosm of 2012 (which we'll agree he didn't win because of individual brilliance, and wasn't even the best rider on the team) has always been world class, he is clearly an extraordinary athlete when you take his palmeres into account, omitting the TdF win. Even that year he was winning stage races before the TUE, so you can argue that the TUEs were an insurance he was riding at his best, without the allergies.

    Tl:dr his ability on a bike is proven time after time, the TUE was insurance he was able to perform to that ability

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    Isn't that the point of it? Wiggins was awful in 2010 off the back of third in 2009, and the reason was cited as allergies.

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    That is your opinion nothing more, and the very simple fact remains he did nothing that wasn't legal and sanctioned.

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    As I said, the court of public opinion. You are speculating while knowing only the scraps of information in the public domain. I'm not comfortable with condemning someone over speculation.

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    Not as strong as cortisone. If you need that to race then you are too sick to race. I'd rather not have question marks over results.

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    Looks lovely, going for the full restoration?

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