BigBoat said:V02 max doesnt mean a damn thing out on the road! Riders with a 55 V02 have won big PRO races. I've seen it first hand! Believe me bro, do you know who I am?! My name is Jonathon Vaughters and I manage and own the Garmin Team. The TDF is not won in the lab, its won by busting your a$$ 6 hours a day and taking supplements like 6 hour energy. My athlestes eat a rice diet, with a little bit of whee protein. They train scientifically with a doctor, and medical support staff trained to handle the vigors of a brutal training scehdule.
Vo2 is not the question. yes it is an element BUT IT IS THE CHANGE IN VO2 THAT LEMOND WANTS TESTED. Drug use will lift a riders vo2 which will not change under normal circumstances.