Larger declines in maximal and submaximal values relative to body mass (19.4-26.1%) indicate that body composition changed more than aerobic characteristics. Nevertheless, Indurain's absolute maximal and submaximal oxygen uptake and power output values still compare favorably with those exhibited by active professional cyclists.
― wank lloyd fright (haitch), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:36 (ten years ago) link
huh, the benchmark i heard was trained power loss at obla is usually compounded .5%/year after age 35, which gets you to a little over 5% decline/decade, but his is estimated at 19% loss/decade. does he still ride at all? pretty damn sure i just don't understand exercise physiology very well.
under everyone's fave coggan chart and disregarding endurance issues, with those numbers he could be a dece cat 3. and if he went back to 80kg with those numbers, he would be a good 2.
― for the sake of future hipstorians (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:57 (ten years ago) link
― catbus otm (gbx), Friday, 14 September 2012 00:36 (ten years ago) link