Race Radio said:
Pantani was a chemical invention. Very few riders were willing to boost over 60%. Pantani went to 64%
He was also was at 60.1% after Milano-Terino
Rendell says it best
Again, where in Rendells book is Pantani's value 64%?
''The graph below is a rough summary of the information from Rendell's book. ''
That is really a bad job, again, by the scienceofsports - cycling - is - now - so - much - cleaner hacks. Also they totally disregard the other graph on the same page in the Rendell book, Rendell himself does it too in his conclusion.
The 60.1 is ''explainable'', and the only proof of 60% there is, with the Worlds in Columbia, a rise of 4 is not uncommon at high altitude, what would put Pantani at 56. The defense of Pantani in the court case couldnt explain the rest of the 6 hct points - of course not - above the norm so he was convicted.
But if you have proof of the 64% I would like to see it, also the working with Ferrari stuff.
[with good old Hein at the end
Of course he was a great EPO responder/user, there is no doubt about that.
Compare his numbers from the ddlab with the Gewiss fellas:
ARIATIONS DES HÉMATOCRITES
CHEZ GEWISS EN 1994-1995
Vladislav Bobrik (Rus)42.7 53
Bruno Cenghialta (Ita)37.2 54.5
Francesco Frattini (Ita)46 54
Giorgio Furlan (Ita)38.8 51
Nicola Minali (Ita)41.7 54
Piotr Ugrumov (Rus) 32.8 - 60
Alberto Volpi (Ita)38.5 52.6
Evgueni Berzin (Rus)41.7 - 53
Ivan Gotti (Ita)40.7 - 57
Bjarne Riis (Dan)41.1 - 56.3
feb 1992 39
dec 1995 40
jun 1996 56
jan 1994 43.5
feb 1994 45.3
mar 1994 40.7
may 1994 54.5
june 1994 52.6 and 58
1995 shows the same pattern
june/Flumserberg: 56 hemaglobine 18
Source: the Death of Marco Pantani, pages 313/319
Selective use of numbers/graphs by the Science of Sport fellas? Oh yeah, Verbiers 2009 was perfectly normal.