Here’s my latest #fourminutemull, and it’s a trip down memory lane, because it covers the physiology of pacing strategy and the limit of human performance, which is the subject I studied for my PhD. The bit at the end is something I always found enormously interesting.
Here’s a #fourminutemull I did on Saturday, in the aftermath of Dan Roan’s great work on obtaining a letter that had been sent by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to British Cycling in the aftermath of the Jiffy Bag investigation. In it, UKAD lists a series of processes and governance areas that they say compromised their investigation and hindered the resolution of that case.
In addition to the video, some supplementary thoughts. I’ll be brief! In the video, I refer to the interview with Dr Paul Dimeo that triggered the mull. Here is that article. That interview was itself inspired by a piece Paul wrote last year, and you can read that article here. I came across this piece on Tim Wellens, a professional cyclist who last year withdrew from the Tour de France rather than use salbutamol, the substance that Chris Froome is facing a potential ban for.
@andrew1logue@nichola17740138@MRasmussen1974 Yes, exactly. Given how many endurance athletes are using salbutamol, you’d have expected a host of them. I suspect that Sky would argue that few salbutamol users ever go close to the maximum allowed inhaled dose of 800 mcg in 12 hrs, to explain this one away.
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