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Response to psychopomp (Reply #92)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 01:28 PM

94. It's also known as getting dropped

When the rider falls out of the slipstream of the peloton (due to fatigue or bike malfunction) and cannot get back in. While the Peloton can maintain 50km/hr over long distances, a solo rider will struggle to maintain 40km/hr... and huge time is lost.

Look at Lemond's tour results in 1990:
1 Greg LeMond (USA) Z 90h 43' 20"
2 Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans-Vagabond +2' 16"
3 Erik Breukink (NED) PDM +2' 29"
4 Pedro Delgado (ESP) Banesto +5' 01"
5 Marino Lejarreta (ESP) ONCE +5' 05"
6 Eduardo Chozas (ESP) ONCE +9' 14"
7 Gianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax +9' 39"
8 Raúl Alcalá (MEX) PDM +11' 14"
9 Claude Criquielion (BEL) Lotto-Superclub +12' 04"
10 Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto +12' 47"

1991, is when it's believed that EPO was introduced into cycling:
Rank Name Team Time
1 Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto 101h 01' 20"
2 Gianni Bugno (ITA) Gatorade-Chateau d'Ax +3' 36"
3 Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera +5' 56"
4 Charly Mottet (FRA) RMO +7' 37"
5 Luc Leblanc (FRA) Castorama +10' 10"
6 Laurent Fignon (FRA) Castorama +11' 27"
7 Greg LeMond (USA) Z +13' 13"

Lemond was in good form for the 1991 tour and expected to win. Yet, he was 10 minutes back of guys he beat by 10 minutes just the year before. By 1992, Lemond could not even keep up with the peloton and had to withdraw from the race.

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