Does EPO actually boost cycling performance? New study suggests it might not

New findings cast doubt on the performance enhancement offered by EPO

EPO may not improve cycling performance at all, according to new scientific research. The banned drug increases the number of oxygen-carrying cells in the blood but a new study has raised doubts that it actually helps cyclists.

Forty-eight well-trained amateur Dutch and Belgian riders volunteered to be given EPO or a placebo for the eight week study.

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