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Date Posted: 21:02:27 05/22/07 Tue
Author: it used to be like that on alp d'huez back in the 80s...
Subject: Re: Exhaustion - Giro stage 10
In reply to: Roadent 's message, "Re: Exhaustion - Giro stage 10" on 18:14:49 05/22/07 Tue

>>>A thought:
>>>I somehow felt that the rider's exhaustion at the end
>>>of stage 10 to Nostra Signora della Guardia was a lot
>>>more apparent at the finish line than in the GTs of
>>>past years.
>>>Is there a slight chance that this can be interpreted
>>>as an indication that there is less blood doping
>>>on, on the whole?
>>Hope can be deceiving though.
>Lot to do with the actual finish line being right on a
>14% pitch - I don't think I've ever seen riders grab
>for a fence or have to be pushed away the second they
>cross the line.

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