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jpick915 said:
Sastre attacked at the base of the climb and managed to put 2:15 on Evan's group up the Alp d'Huez, so his time would have been 39:27. Make what you want of that, but it is a more appropriate time for comparisons.
Yes, and I think Andy Schleck could have gone much faster then he did.

Perhaps the better measurement would be in 1997 60 riders broke 45 minutes. Today, maybe 15 did so. Of course today course was more selective but that is still a big change.
 

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jpick915 said:
Sastre attacked at the base of the climb and managed to put 2:15 on Evan's group up the Alp d'Huez, so his time would have been 39:27. Make what you want of that, but it is a more appropriate time for comparisons.

This tells me two things...the best riders in the world were not there and also that nobody is likely jacked close to 60% crit like Armstrong and Pantani were.

The GC guys are likely holding at 50% with some paranoia

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