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"Finally, at these speeds the one-hour record, with the 442 curves Tony had to negotiate, became a kind of a ride through a â€˜centrifugeâ€™. Carrying 15 kg in weight and 13 cm in height more than his rival, Indurain clearly suffered more from the centrifugal force in the curves. This would have been due to the increased rolling friction (which is directly proportional to weight, and through the curves at these speeds the combined weight of bike plus rider virtually doubles), as well as to a more difficult vein blood return from the legs to the heart due to Indurainâ€™s greater height. "