- Mar 19, 2009
So Andrew, you do not believe that Contador, Pantani, Lance, Riis are outliers? I guess Chris Boardman wasn't an outlier when he set the world record, or Obree... Dont tell me you dont think Eddy wasn't an outlier!!acoggan said:3) there is always the possibility of a physiological outlier, i.e., someone whose genetic make-up allows them smash through any ceiling you previously thought existed even without doping.
Ergo, such data are useful only:
1) to coaches/riders who wish to know what they need to be able to do to be competitive; and
2) for engaging in pub debates comparing different generations of riders.
Neither of the latter two interest or involve me, so I don't waste my time performing such calculations.
But really I think out of the hundreds of thousands of racing cyclists that they beat to get where they got, they had asserted themselves as being freaks of nature, that's just my 2 cents.