whoops I actually made a mistake, I was thinking about 95% HRmax that could be sustained for 20min, not VO2max. LT is usually 80-85% VO2max so if we assume that Contador has a super high threshold of 90% (ie: his threshold VO2 is 85-90 lm/kg/min), then VO2max would be roughly somwhere between 94-100 lm/kg/min. Ok that is getting somewhat ridiculous.
hmmm, I remember hearing about that test and there was quite a lot of questioning that went on amongst the Aussie sport science circles. I'm not convinced that there was not some error on that day. Stuart OGrady's brother who was a well trained cyclist aswell had a VO2max of around 75 ml/kg. I find it highly unlikely that such a massive difference would exist between siblings.OGrady was 93 too, but what was he at lactate threshold?