Miguel Indurain, or Big Mig to give him his official title, dominated the Tour de France in the early 1990′s, winning five consecutive times from 1991 to 1995. An incredible physical specimen, Big Mig was 6ft 2ins and 175lbs (80kgs) which should have prevented him being competitive climbing anything longer than a speed ramp. But, a lung capacity of 7.8 litres, a resting heart beat of 28bpm and a VO2 max 88 ml/kg/min meant he could climb with the best in the mountains. His true advantage lay in time-trialling though, which he dominated in each of his Tour wins. Here’s a clip of his smashing past a young Lance Armstrong on his way to winning the Stage 9 TT of the 1994 Tour.