- 9:36 am - Sat, Mar 22, 2014
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Regarding Henao, I find myself agreeing with Sky
although it is yet more speculation
my impression of the study that Sky might be undertaking with Henao
take him through a cycle of low altitude and high altitude exposure
under a period of intense observation
to follow his blood values during a forced washout period
to see if genetically
he may show an altered response to altitude exposure
as has been documented
in Andean high altitude native populations
if this is the case
this is exactly what i would do to either verify
anomalous blood values
- 10:38 pm - Thu, Mar 20, 2014
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Illustration of why the Critical Power Grand Tour Study
overestimated W’ estimates
above is the critical power model fit to data points
(from the 24 hr MTB champ data set from Andy Coggan)
2-20 minute range (as commonly done in lab studies linking CP to VO2)
10-50 minute range (as used in the GT study)
note that these fits use more points (and likely better quality points)
than the study
wildly different estimates of W’
15 kj vs 35 kj
308 watts vs 281 watts
it would be awesome if the CP model
was valid in the 10-50 minute range
it would be awesome
if it was not dependent upon the range looked at
it is not
and sometimes smart people get it wrong
(myself not excluded)
- 9:48 pm
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Contador is BACK !!! (?)
Fresh off his Tirreno-Adriattico
and proclamations of an imminent TDF showdown
beyond our wildest dope-scarred dreams
its time for a bit of paint by number race analysis reality check
(numbers courtesy of Vetooo @ammattipyoraily)
the answer is
compared to a fop fuel years 2006 Giro Ivan Basso
Contador would have been gapped about half way up the climb
giving up in total
over the 5.24 km 8% ish grade climb
in watts normalized to a froome size 67 kg .35 CdA rider
Contador was in the 5.8 nW/kg +/- 2% range
Basso in the 6.1 nW/kg range
a top a podium
but well off the pre-ban FingerBang glory days.
- 11:11 pm - Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Q: really wanted to know, with the horner leg question, was about bike fit: do you have any idea why his left leg is toed so much, why it seems he has to have it toed in so much? since it seems like that's a likely reason why he keeps getting injuries in that leg.
no sorry without examining the guy I don’t know if its a structural, neuro-muscular, or a bike fit issue issue. if the plane of the movement of the joints is not reasonably aligned with with the plane of the cranks then it does make sense that the stress has to go somewhere raising the likely-hood of over use injuries.
- 10:53 pm
Q: what are the negative affects of clembuterol? Thx
this sounds more like a steroid forumn question.
- 10:52 pm
Q: Dr Veloclinic, The worst part of this whole thing is even if Thom Wiesel and Johnson got the lifetime bans they so well deserve from USADA, (and they are not) USAC is run by a board of directors that the independent USACDF (run by Wiesel) has three seats on the Board of Directors. USACDF has no association with USADA, and does not fall under the USOC's authority (like USAC ) Wiesel and Johnson could run USAC from prison and no one can stop them. No one. Not kidding.
- 10:51 pm
Q: Hey Doc. what do you think about new drug test: acs org/ content/ acs/ en/ pressroom/ newsreleases/ 2014/ march/ new-method-is-a-thousand-times-more-sensitive-to-performance-enhancing-drugs. html
performance enhancing drugs is a bit broad as far what might actually be detectable with this technique.
- 10:49 pm
Q: What do you think the deal is with Horner's left leg, the same leg that's extremely toed in? are those kind of biomechanics within your expertise? Last year he had ITB, this year they claim he has tendinitis in his achilles tendon. You think it has to do with breaking his left leg, twice (according to PelotonMagazine artice, "not lemond. not hampsten. the one and only chris horner")?
he’s an old dude
- 10:47 pm
Their is a new clean cycling project getting off the ground in Colombia.
The basic premise is that a small group of motivated individuals believe that they can provide a route for teams to extricate themselves from a playing field leveled by doping.
Unlike some internal testing programs there is an added layer of independence to the testing as well as the response to adverse results.
Unlike establishment anti-doping systems, participation is voluntary with an understanding that the common credibility of the teams signing on will take priority over the sometimes unreasonable burden of “proof” defaulted to by ADAs.
Unlike the pro-tour, their is no (over) optimism about what is really going on.
It should be interesting.