Re: OT was Re: [CR] Fred Rodriquez

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Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 22:57:19 -0500
Subject: Re: OT was Re: [CR] Fred Rodriquez
From: Todd Kuzma <>
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on 7/28/03 10:18 PM, tarik saleh at wrote:
> Was lemond anquetiel coppi indurain etc. ever this
> skinny?:
> I can't believe anyone could be that skinny and still
> finish an event like the tour without modern nutrition
> and medicine propping them up, not a slam on tyler but
> an observation on the modern possibilities of power to
> weight ratio that were not possible 25 years ago. I
> think the merckx, hinault and indurain would get their
> asses handed to them by modern riders,

Take a look at some of the old TdF pictures. Yes, they were that skinny. Modern nutrition has allowed racers with such low body fat to stay healthier. Modern training has allowed for much more efficient use of available training time.

Todd Kuzma Heron Bicycles Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery LaSalle, IL