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  1. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    My point was that doping not only assists with performance, it also assists with tactical execution and skill elements. Similar situation with football, tennis etc. Better endurance / less fatigue / lower physical stress all means lower error rates and better execution. I don't know who specifically is/is not doping. But is there doping? Yes, of course there is. There is in all sports and at all levels.
  2. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    A fully doped team and leader can ride at the front more. You are also less fatigued and less prone to mistakes as a result.
  3. Alex Simmons

    Chainless Bike

    Still no gear changing. Show me someone decent doing a full gas standing start with it and I'll pay a bit more attention.
  4. Alex Simmons

    Chainless Bike

    The improved efficiency over older shaft set ups is due to the use of small roller bearings at the interface with the cog. But so far only single speed, which doesn't exactly have much in the way of efficiency losses anyway. The multi gear option is just a drawing, no actual working model. Publicity at start of TdF. Everyone does it.
  5. Alex Simmons

    Microsoft Excel help

    Is there a question in there? If you want 78% of 215 then simply multiply 215 by 78%. Remember % is simply another way of expressing a fraction relative to 100. 78% = 78/100ths or 0.78
  6. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    The UCI (or certain individuals) made money from Lance. It was USADA who drained their bank account to fight the case. Not sure what WADA's legal costs were but I expect something similar. It represents ~1% of each of their annual budgets. Team Sky's annual budget is more than the UCI and WADA. Froome is personally more profitable than the ASO.
  7. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    UCI had already spent US$ 250,000 in legal fees just in preliminaries on the Froome case. Neither they nor WADA could afford to keep pursuing the case. They capitulated accordingly.
  8. Alex Simmons

    Trainerroad have dropped the traditional 20min FTP Test

    https://support.powertap.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002584153-Can-I-manually-zero-or-auto-zero-the-P1-pedals-
  9. Alex Simmons

    Trainerroad have dropped the traditional 20min FTP Test

    Brakes aside, the other thing to consider for indoor trainer work is heat build up can affect longer efforts more than shorter ones. In any case, basing training on what you can do is the right thing to do. If the power demand is too high to complete an effort (or set) and you are not unduly fatigued or injured/ill to begin with, then knock it back a bit.
  10. Alex Simmons

    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    I was just having a bit of fun.
  11. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    Don't conflate matters of doping with matters of performance enhancement. Sleeping, eating and training are performance enhancing too. Doping substances and ergogenic substances are overlapping sets but they are not completely overlapping. There are many prohibited substances with limited ergogenic properties and there are ergogenic substances that are not doping. Re-read the WADA code to remind yourself what is and is not doping and why things are included on the prohibited list, or in the case of specified substances have limits on their use. Consider that one of Sky's defences was that the sample was impacted by him having a chest infection on that day. Amazing that you can have a chest infection while also distancing and beating all your GC rivals in a grand tour stage. That's a heck of an illness.
  12. Alex Simmons

    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    From this study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167610518303751 😂
  13. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    Here's what WADA expert says: http://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/4053/salbutamol-can-be-performance-enhancing-says-wada But really it doesn't matter whether ergogencity has been proven. It's prohibited above a given dosage.
  14. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    Since when has EPO disappeared? There have been 13 doping sanctions this year alone for cyclists using EPO. Salbutamol may have anabolic effects at certain dosages. That's why WADA has placed it on the prohibited list but as a specified substance with a limit.
  15. Alex Simmons

    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    Screwing up your doping protocol might be an honest mistake, but it's still doping.
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