In 2013 Cavendish has won a stage race, national championship, stages in *two* grand tours and the Giro points classification.
Wish I was that "over the hill".
EDIT: whoops. Sorry. Didn't see this had already been beaten into the ground on the previous page.
Some actual content from the Wattage Group:
Froome is clean. Get over it people. 6.5w/kg is new top rung on Power Profile
This article is crap. http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/biking/Analysing-Froomes-Performance.html?page=1
These guys are clueless.The author and referenced authors and their articles don't know what they are talking about.. They don't really have a clue of what the best can do. Clearly they are un-experienced and don't have access, haven't seen a ton of data from years of clean and un-clean riders. Froome is clean. Get over it people. 6.5w/kg for an hour is the new top rung on the Power Profile. And guess what, he's doing the same as last year and he's telling the truth too when he says his FTP is between 440-460. Brailsford is partially correct when he said, "eventually we'll see clean riders performances match those of non-clean." I personally don't think I'll ever see a 6.7-6.8 w/kg for an hour like I saw multiple times from the "past". But, I have seen plenty of files in the 6.3-6.4 range by clean riders. Froome is just a mutant above and barely at the 6.5 range.
Why is he so dominant this year? Superior coaching and training by and with power . Do you think Contador and Valverde are looking at their PMC's after every stage? Do you think Contador and team coaches(do they even have those on Saxo?) even know what a TSS is? Let me assure you. The boys at Sky are and have been for quite a while. Sometimes the old adage, "Train smarter, not harder" is really true.
As one can imagine, this sparked a bit of discussion.