He wasn't counting on the investigation going all the way back to 1998 and the possibility of losing ALL SEVEN Tours.That would put Miguel Indurain back to having the record for most consecutive (5) TdF wins, and tied for the most total TdF wins. I liked Miguel Indurain. I never liked Lance Armstrong. Do you think Miguel Indurain might have partaken of EPO, among other things? His rise to dominance seems to coincide with what Greg Lemond (and maybe Laurent Fignon?) has hinted at as being the beginning of the EPO era in grand tour cycling.
Indurain probably was. Let's face it, you can have all the natural talent in the world but you'll never be able to beat someone doped to the gills, especially in an era where most of the riders who were taking EPO were probably going way over the 50% threshold that was put in place a couple of years after Indurain retired.
But Indurain didn't pop out of nowhere as a grand Tour contender with ridiculous forays in the mountains like Claudio Chiappucci did. Indurain at least had a pedigree at the Tour D'Lavenir, rode as a domestique for Pedro Delgado and slowly climbed up the TdF general classification until he won his first Tour.
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