CKinnard wrote:Team Sky respected the science beautifully in this TdF, and it paid off. And it's unfortunate that those who don't respect science, don't respect Team Sky's victory.
I can respect the science....I just don't enjoy watching it. Sorry.
I used to be a big Jan Ullrich fan. I really enjoyed watching an absolutely amazing cyclist who was also a fallible human being try to beat the Sky of the day (no, I'm not alluding to doping here).
The belief that people get carried up hills is highly exaggerated imho.
You either have the watts/kg to get up the hill at a certain average speed, or you don't.
True, but you also need the motivation to use those available watts. Otherwise surely the same bloke would win all MTF's?