I calculated a number between 7 to 8 times for blood doping for a Grand Tour. Knowing that there are other untraceable doping products that could be taken on a regular basis like HGH he can keep up on the lesser stages. But according to Kohl he did "blood doping" only 2 times. He said that the CERA was in his body as a result of preparation for the Tour de France. I think somewhere there is a broken link. My assumption is that he was micro dosing CERA on a frequent basis since it is not traceable (And to avoid high hematocrit peaks) and had some "blood doping" support on the hardest stages.Alpe d'Huez said:It was Kohl who said that. And we know you don't believe him. So...
Only so much blood can literally be drained off, which is why dilution, plasma expanders, PFCEs and HBOCs, and stuff we don't even know about. are used, as BigB noted. To simply fill/drain/fill/drain day and night to yo-yo between 42 and 52 HCT would be incredibly stressful on the body, and very risky.
I'm not sure, but I think BroDeal lives around 5,800' and has a hematocrit of about 51. Maybe he'll come on and verify.
The only time mine was taken I lived at sea level, and it was about 42 if I recall. So like Kohl, I'd be a much better candidate for doping than poor BroDeal!
Somebody can extend maybe or explain better?