Why? How are you gonna enforce it?He is not doing that on his intuition, he is getting advice from medical professionals. The intermittent nature stimulates faster red blood cell production. His training load during these altitude camps is extremely low as well, for optimal results.
That said, yes, this is extreme. There need to be some rules on what is allowed and what is not regarding altitude training, real and artificial.
Don't know exactly what his demands are either, but he said in the original article that he proposed a cut in wages when he spoke to other teams, but he didn't get a positive response regardless. So he's definitely not expecting other teams to match his current contract.Tough to read. I don't know what his demands are, but I find it very sad that a rider of that quality has problems to get a decent offer. I suppose with CCC and NTT folding and other teams in big trouble as well some teams are waiting until riders like him are desperate to accept a lower offer.
Find it very hard to believe it is that off putting that a top 10 ITTer in the world and all around very useful rider wouldn't be able to get a contract because of this DESPITE willing to take pay cuts.Perhaps going balls out in the media talking about extreme altitude simulation is viewed negatively by prospective employers....