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Someone with way too much time on their hands ran a bunch of the bike times (from this year and past) through best bike split and found that Ryf pushed only a slightly higher average watts (like 6 watts) over the course this year than in years past. Further, he opined that almost all the guys, including Wurf, pushed much harder in the first half and substantially less in the second half due to the dynamics of the race while it appears Ryf was steady heading out and pushed hard coming back. That coupled with her CDA and the conditions he felt more than justified her performance compared to the men.
I can't remember who it as or where it was, but I pretty much was convinced her split was legit after reading it. Of course, I never had any suspicions to begin with and was only becoming aware of the "controversy" while reading the analysis. Also, the analysis itself might have been fake news or based on magic.
This is BS. I was willing to go either way with VL or Spivey - I heard both like middle aged (I'll be dead before 80), non-wealthy men with kids. Now you tell me both are off the market? That must be the ONLY reason my wife said, "go for it" followed by "good luck with that" while laughing. I just extended my off-season indefinitely.