# Lance vs. Shaq?

#### chinkes5

A question for those more willing (knowledgeable) than I to answer. So there is a new program on TV in the US called Shaq vs. This show has Shaquille O'Neal against other professional athletes in their chosen sport. Via twitter, he has challenged Lance to some unknown competition.

My question is this- what watts/VAM/other would Shaq have to produce to be 'equal' to Lance?

I don't know what Lance's numbers are or should be and don't understand how to calculate VAM so someone else's insight would be appreciated. I have found that wikipedia has Lance at 5'9" (1.77m) and 165lb (75kg) and Shaq at 7'1" (2.16m) and 325lb (147kg).

John

#### Steampunk

I'm guessing Shaq is a lot closer to 350...

The whole show was actually Steve Nash's idea, too...

#### racerralph

Whaddaya talkin' about?? How can Shaq challenge Lance? they're on the same team

#### runninboy

chinkes5 said:
A question for those more willing (knowledgeable) than I to answer. So there is a new program on TV in the US called Shaq vs. This show has Shaquille O'Neal against other professional athletes in their chosen sport. Via twitter, he has challenged Lance to some unknown competition.

My question is this- what watts/VAM/other would Shaq have to produce to be 'equal' to Lance?

I don't know what Lance's numbers are or should be and don't understand how to calculate VAM so someone else's insight would be appreciated. I have found that wikipedia has Lance at 5'9" (1.77m) and 165lb (75kg) and Shaq at 7'1" (2.16m) and 325lb (147kg).

John

Dont know numbers but if i were Shaq i would challenge Lance to a race uphill make Lance tow a trailer with 200 lbs to equal the difference in body weight & about a 10 percent handicap. The other handicap Shaq gets to pick the gear they go up in. Could u see Lance tryring to go uphill pulling a trailer at 40 rpms. Goodbye knees!

#### Steampunk

runninboy said:
Dont know numbers but if i were Shaq i would challenge Lance to a race uphill make Lance tow a trailer with 200 lbs to equal the difference in body weight & about a 10 percent handicap. The other handicap Shaq gets to pick the gear they go up in. Could u see Lance tryring to go uphill pulling a trailer at 40 rpms. Goodbye knees!

Have you seen Shaq on the basketball court the last couple of years? Moving doesn't seem to be his forte anymore. I can't see him moving uphill at all...

#### mtnracer

Not sure about watts needed but Shaq MIGHT be able to compete with Lance in a flat, short sprint. That would let him take full advantage of the huge torque he can produce.

Any other cycling competition would go to Lance hands down.

#### psychlist

I would think Shaq's best bet would be a long straight downhill. Gravity loves Shaq.

#### mambo#5

psychlist said:
I would think Shaq's best bet would be a long straight downhill. Gravity loves Shaq.

true.dat except there is that whole wind resistance thing. Hopefully, he can bend down enough to negate it somewhat.