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Old 08-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #136
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Originally Posted by Chest Rockwell View Post
At the time (at least part of the time) it was blood transfusions. Pull high hematocrit, healthy blood enough before the race to recover and get oil-changes along the way. Tired, depleted blood out, fresh blood in.
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Yep. Back in the good old days, they used to take speed. Tommy Simpson, perhaps the greatest British rider ever, died on a climb (Ventoux, I think) because he took speed and booze.
I'm in favor of allowing whatever substance they want to use. I admire their dedication.
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