ChrisE said:Lemond claims the introduction of EPO and other PED's in the early 90's was his downfall. But, Indurain's power to weight ratio in 1991 was about .5 w/kg less than GL's the year before, and even in 1992 it was almost .8 w/kg lower than GL's in 1990. Is this right?????
Nope, that's the average power of the GC winner in the mountains. These were the pre-1994 years in which Induráin let the climbers gain time and didn't worry much about them on most mountain stages. it's only natural that it's slightly lower than previous years.
In 1993 when Induráin had to dig extremely deep to hang onto Rominger and 94 and 95 when he dropped even the climbers, he actually went to his full extent in the mountains, but not in 91 or 92
This is not a defense of LeMond, btw