This case describes the physiological maturation from ages 21 to 28 yr of the bicyclist who has now become the six-time [sic] consecutive Grand Champion of the Tour de France, at ages 27–32 yr.
Physiological study of Lance Armstrong before, during and after cancer. I didn't realize how freaking young he was when he got diagnosed...25?! Men, get thee to a proctologist!
An interesting factoid about Lance is that his resting heartrate is around 33 beats per minute. Which means, when watching TV, the rest of us flabby people are pulling in around 95-110 while his heart's beating every other second.
There's also an interesting summary article at Wired about what the power stat on the previous website means. The guy's just amazing.
Improved muscular efficiency displayed as Tour de France champion matures -- Coyle 98 (6): 2191 -- Journal of Applied Physiology