elevated hematocrits in the UK track squad

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  1. thunder

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    http://sport.guardian.co.uk/columnists/story/0,,2269544,00.html

    Brailsford can't be that dumb can he? Or can he? :D

    That is disturbing, a taper can have an effect after hard training, but this is absurd, the guy, in all his wisdom (not very much) justifies one of his guys hematocrit by saying "they are all like that" :D
     
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  2. Crankyfeet

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    This is like fast cadence. The Brit track team must be the first cyclists to have broken through with this innovative training technique of tapering off before an event... :p

    And it is understandable that they would have problems if their average hematocrits are all high (like 47 I presume) as opposed to the average of pro road racers... which is around 42-44 AFAIK. They must do all their training at high altitude in the Pennines... :D
     
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    rrrt
     
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