Elite athletes in the late '90s and early 2000s offer a wonderful set of data points.
We see donkeys like JV and Ricco using EPO and becoming Thoroughbreds then donkeys again.
And we see Lance on Sestriere in 99 and Lance on Alpe d'Huez in 04 - no change in performance but EPO Dosage very different.
Remember Lance telling Floyd that the GC Dangermen stopped using EPO after the test came out 2002. But Dangermen still performed great - EPO effect was not as big a deal for them as it was for the donkeys.
But the study tells us that neither donkeys or thoroughbreds should use EPO because 1) Dangerous for donkeys 2) Dangerous and not needed for thoroughbreds.
Good study. No reason to pour hate on it. Good study.