You left this bit out.
"Farrell confirmed that Team Sky has used Tramadol in the past and would do in the future if the situation called for it but stated that the team would not use the drug in a training scenario."
Sky are a joke, no cleaner than any other team and with performances like those of Froome, one would guess, much less so. What is most shocking is the way fans are defending the team in exactly the same way that the Postal fans did when the smoke started to appear around Armstrong.
The game hasn't changed, just the players.
I am not a Sky Fan. I saw Froome at the Ventoux last year. I agree. We are still getting riders busted and if the peloton is clean then why dope. Dopers have always been a ahead of the testers I don't see anything radical that has happened to change things.
Those riders that are taking Tramadol must be long term/big users if they are can race on it.
I think If Evans is back to his best then he would win. He can take time on the non mountainous stages but I am not convinced about his form. Quintana has not really lit the road up this year Rodriguez can be inconsistent over a grand tour. This tour is wide open and letting any riders go on any of the climbs could be costly.