elapid said:I'm not sure what you are saying here: Lance was doping pre-1999? If so, I also completely agree. How could he not be in the early to mid 1990s when EPO use was so prevalent in the peloton and still get the results that he did? So what's the difference between pre- and post-cancer? Probably Ferrari. Based on Coyle's paper, it definitely was NOT body weight, VO2 max, lactate threshold, or power output (raw or per kg). So the only reasonable conclusion is he had the assistance of someone who knew the best combinations, doses and timing. This is the one common denominator that was missing pre-cancer and present post-cancer.
Sorry I must have misunderstood. I completely agree with all of what you post there. My mistake.