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Old June 16th 06, 02:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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So what does the 6th stage of the tour de suisse mean
for the reigning TDF KOM. From what I read he was
in a break that was still away when it hit the last
late climb. He jumped off and still got run over
by the top of GC guys in that race. I guess the
8 minutes he finished off the pace in the end was
probably mostly because he turned sightseer. But?
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Old June 16th 06, 02:16 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Bounty Bob wrote:

So what does the 6th stage of the tour de suisse mean
for the reigning TDF KOM. From what I read he was
in a break that was still away when it hit the last
late climb. He jumped off and still got run over
by the top of GC guys in that race. I guess the
8 minutes he finished off the pace in the end was
probably mostly because he turned sightseer. But?


He bonked and his team were not allowed to feed him :


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n06/jun16news2
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Old June 16th 06, 04:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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in message , Donald
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Bounty Bob wrote:

So what does the 6th stage of the tour de suisse mean
for the reigning TDF KOM. From what I read he was
in a break that was still away when it hit the last
late climb. He jumped off and still got run over
by the top of GC guys in that race. I guess the
8 minutes he finished off the pace in the end was
probably mostly because he turned sightseer. But?


He bonked and his team were not allowed to feed him :

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n06/jun16news2


Rasmussen carries so little body fat that he's got to be vulnerable to
this sort of problem. Bit mean of the jury, but Rabobank should have
made sure he had bonk rations in his pockets earlier.

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Old June 16th 06, 05:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Rasmussen carries so little body fat that he's got to be vulnerable to
this sort of problem. Bit mean of the jury, but Rabobank should have
made sure he had bonk rations in his pockets earlier.



You don't bonk because you run out of fat. You bonk because your blood
glucose levels drop or are in danger of dropping because you've
depleted your muscle and liver glycogen. I'm not sure having a
particularly low body fat % means you also have limited glycogen
stores. Although obviously if you're not eating enough (in the
interest of staying so lean) to replenish your glycogen levels than you
may be prone to bonking.

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Old June 17th 06, 12:30 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On 16 Jun 2006 13:36:26 -0700, "
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wrote:
Rasmussen carries so little body fat that he's got to be vulnerable to
this sort of problem. Bit mean of the jury, but Rabobank should have
made sure he had bonk rations in his pockets earlier.


You don't bonk because you run out of fat. You bonk because your blood
glucose levels drop or are in danger of dropping because you've
depleted your muscle and liver glycogen. I'm not sure having a
particularly low body fat % means you also have limited glycogen
stores. Although obviously if you're not eating enough (in the
interest of staying so lean) to replenish your glycogen levels than you
may be prone to bonking.


Even Masters Fatties can bonk ... because at high intensity you're
burning glycogen as well as (or more so than) fat.

Rasmussen's real problem is that he is a space alien:
http://grahamwatson.com/gw/imagedocs.nsf/photos/04dauphineSt4-002000
and can't feed off normal human cyclist food. Carrying an
extra Clif shot in his pocket does him no good as he can't
metabolize it. He has to be hooked up to his alien bodily
regeneration system every night back at the team hotel,
or crazy **** happens. It drives the Rabobank soigneurs nuts,
which is one reason for his reputation of being difficult to handle.


That's what that "Hypotheken" on his garb's all about, that's theparticular
nutrient formula they use.

Ron
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Old June 17th 06, 04:00 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Rasmussen carries so little body fat that he's got to be vulnerable to
this sort of problem. Bit mean of the jury, but Rabobank should have
made sure he had bonk rations in his pockets earlier.


You don't bonk because you run out of fat. You bonk because your blood
glucose levels drop or are in danger of dropping because you've
depleted your muscle and liver glycogen. I'm not sure having a
particularly low body fat % means you also have limited glycogen
stores. Although obviously if you're not eating enough (in the
interest of staying so lean) to replenish your glycogen levels than you
may be prone to bonking.


Scott's correct. Rasmussen was riding over his head all day long and his
bonking had nothing to do with not eating in the last couple kilometers.


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Old June 17th 06, 08:28 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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William Asher wrote:
That and his alien metabolism causes him to sweat molecular acid that eats
through deck plates and titanium frames. Don't ask what he does to the
podium girls.


The myth of immaculate conception returns.

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Old June 17th 06, 08:49 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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RonSonic wrote:

That's what that "Hypotheken" on his garb's all about, that's theparticular
nutrient formula they use.

Would you believe it means "mortgages"?

As in, "Rasmussen has a mortgage on his alien bodily regeneration
system"

Jeff

 




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