Anatomy of. . . Chris Froome, quadruple winner of the Tour de France | sport


Chris Froome is doing his Team Ineos swansong in Spain this week, hoping to sign with a third La Vuelta victory.

Heart and lungs
Due to controversies in his career, Froome has occasionally submitted to independent tests and even published his own biographies. As a result, we know that Froome’s resting heart rate is around 32 beats per minute, although Team Sky has measured it at 29 previously. For the average man, a resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute.

VO2 Max is a measure of how much oxygen your body can use at maximum sustained flow. The numbers vary from approximately 40 to 90, for milliliters of oxygen per kg of body weight per minute. Froome has a


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