Easy now. I watched the Tour 1986 on TV and I don't remember Lemond having a bad case of diarrhea. If he had it should have been in the flat stages otherwise I can assure you that in he mountain stages I did not see that. Not even a comment about it. I watched those tapes of the mountains many, many times. So I would not be surprise if your sources are wrong.nslckevin said:Ask Escarabajo who in post number 21 on this thread said:
"Note that unless he had a bad case of diarrhea or dehydration those numbers are not normal. And between you and me I don’t think that an athlete that had a strong case of diarrhea or dehydration (during the rest day) could climb with the best the following few days."
I think that the Lemond 1986 Tour de France story shows that Escarabajo was talking out of his ***.
As for the comment I made, I was only writing what the scientist wrote:
Can also be caused by diarrhea
- Det vi ved fra vores forskning er, at under hårdt arbejde som et Tour de France vil man se et markant fald af disse blodværdier, og det ser vi ikke hos Lance Armstrong, siger han til DR, og peger på, at der kan skyldes blodtransfusioner. - What we know from our research is that the hard work as a Tour de France will see a marked decrease of these blood values, and it seems we are not in Lance Armstrong, he says to DR, and suggests that there may be due blood transfusions.
- Dermed ikke være sagt, at han har fået det, men det kunne være én af forklaringerne, siger han, men slår fast, at en anden årsag kan være diarré eller dehydrering. - This does not mean that he has received it, but it could be one explanation, he says, but insists that another reason may be diarrhea or dehydration.
- Men billedet modstrider det, vi normalt vil se. - But the picture the contradiction that we would normally see. Lance Armstrongs værdier er uændrede fra den første til den sidste prøve, og normalt vil man forvente et fald. Lance Armstrong's values are unchanged from the first to the last sample, and would normally expect a decline. Det fald ser man også i cykelrytterens værdier under Giro d'Italia et par måneder før, men altså ikke under Tour de France. This fall also sees the cyclists values during the Giro d'Italia a few months before, but not so during the Tour de France.
Now again it is highly unlikely that on rest day you have a rider with extreme dehydration when they are suppose to be relaxing and drinking water. It is also unlikely that you would have somebody on the following day climbing with the best in the mountains. That did not happened to Lemond in 1986. Maybe we need to bring Lemond to this forum to prove you wrong.