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February 18/16 12:26 pm - Cyclists Needed for EPO Study - Race Mont Ventoux!

Posted by Editor on 02/18/16

A Dutch study is looking for 48 male cyclists (18-45) to participate in a study that will investigate the "(EPO) effect of recombinant human erythropoietin [rHuEPO] on the bike performance and potential side effects in well-trained cyclists."

According to the researchers, there has been insufficient scientific study to show that rHuEPO has a performance-enhancing effect on professional cyclists. So, they are going to give half the group (24) rHuEPO and half a placebo. They will monitor the participants through their training and also have them participate in a 150 km race that finishes on top of the legendary Mont Ventoux climb in the French alps.

The full study will last approximately 3 months, beginning in March, and participants will receive 860 Euros compensation plus some travel expenses (0.19 Euros/km, maximum of 125 km). The study also states that you must be able to speak and understand Dutch.

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