BVC-CHAT Paper on Armstrong
lkennedy at cvm.tamu.edu
Thu Jun 16 12:35:49 CDT 2005
On Thursday, June 16, 2005, at 12:17 PM, Kevin Baker wrote:
> I'm going to have to call B.S. on this "poster". First, unless their
> joking, it's just speculative nonsense. It's hard for me to believe
> that the organizers would even give them space to hang this crap. They
> have just one source to support each of their so-called conclusions, I
> could do better in five minutes on pubmed. In any event, I think you
> can make a much better argument (and many have) that Lance is better
> because he's smaller and more disciplined.
> I did some checking, the poster is not listed with any other abstracts
> from the endo meeting. Worse, the "authors" are not listed on the
> Med. website, under endocrinology or any other discipline.
> My theory: a bored first-year-endocrinology-grad-student-cyclist with
> too much time on his hands.
I have to second that - though I didn't quite get to pubmed'ing it.
Shouldn't you also take into account that Lance was a couple years
older, the traditional time when stage racers come into their prime?
And yes, that he had lost about fifteen pounds? Perhaps they don't
understand the gravitational forces that come into play when you climb
an hors categorie pass. Not to mention the fact that the "brilliant
one day racer" was also known to jump off the front, lead for a large
portion of the race (he did this at the nat'l championships) and then
blow completely in the final kilometers. Now this man weighs every
morsel of food that passes his lips on a gram scale.
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