He is a mutant
After he got treatment for cancer, the radiation made him superhuman. Haven't you ever heard of the X-Men?
Seriously, I am avid MTBiker. What he does is absoloutely amazing. Overall, he is not that much better than other riders on flat roads, but when it gets twisty and steep, he turns on another gear. It's absolutely sick. His technique of high rpm's on those steep climbs is unbelieveble. His heart is almost the double the size of a regular humans, and it is capable of pumping 3 times the volume of oxyginated blood than us mortals. Also, he trains like no other. He probably rides 700 miles a week when he was training. Also after a stage, he will rush to his masseuse and get a massage before he eats, because if you eat first the blood will flow to the mid section to aide in digestion. Thus more lactic acid build up in his legs. Little things like that set him apart from others.
Plus it dosen't hurt to have a team that shield you from competion, and a R&D department that build you the fastest/lightest bikes on the planet. Did you know last Tour deFrance, they banned his time trails helmet because the governing body deemed it "unfair" because it was so slippery. His TREK bikes are the F1 of the cycling industry.
So do I think he is fake? 95% sure he is all human powered.
Last edited by nugg_dawg; 06-29-2006 at 07:51 PM.