Chris Froome described as 'close to human peak' after physiological data release

The 2015 Tour de France winner's numbers were revealed on Thursday night by Esquire magazine

Chris Froome at the GSK Human Performance Lab, London (Photo:onEdition)

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Data from physiological tests Chris Froome underwent after the Tour de France this year was released on the Esquire website on Thursday night, with his VO2 max described as "close to the upper limits for VO2 peak in humans."

Froome recorded a VO2 max, the body’s rate of maximum oxygen uptake, of 84.6 (88.2 in his Tour de France condition) in the physiological tests, which stands in contrast to the VO2 max of fellow riders which would reportedly start from about 70 upwards with some having reached the 90s in the past (Greg LeMond for one).

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