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Old November 4th 03, 01:57 PM
Tom Paterson
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From: (Rik O'Shea)

I see Armstrong in the same light [focus, preparation] in terms of his

overall performances in the TdF.

Well thanks for your reply. Lance offers (IMHO) refutation of folklore that
TT'ers are only born. Now if he could spare a little time to work on that
--Tom Paterson
Old November 6th 03, 03:46 AM
Nick Burns
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"Rik O'Shea" wrote in message
Abridged Post Cancer Analysis
Post Cancer Average Speed 50.229 km/h

Difference pre-post cancer (50.229 - 45.447) = 4.782 km/h

Assuming Armstrong had a pre cancer maximum LT power of 342W he would
have to increase this by 119W to 461W to achieve this increase in
speed. Some correspondents have indicated that his current max LT
power is measured at 420W and that his aerodynamic drag has been
reduced. This would indicate that he achieves an approximate 41W
benefit from improved aerodynmics and that his aerobic threshold
increase pre/post cancer is approximately 78W (22.8% improvement).

*In Tour ITTs*

Do you get that? Not that I checked any of your numbers, but you need to
realize that what you are calculating is limited to the scope that I
indicated. Otherwise you need to include a lot more ITTs. There are plenty
of variables you have not calculated. Did Lance also learn how to peak for
the Tour post-cancer? Why did you fail to factor that in as well?

I appreciate that you found his post race comments and that he was not
"resting", so that is something but my comments with regard to motivation
still apply albeit to a lesser degree.


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