The solution to your "problem" is to train at the increased altitude.
Actually, I don't see that you have a problem. It has been shown in the
research that anerobic activity changes from sealevel activity. As long
as the oxidative capacity and V dot O2 levels are the same between the two
conditions, the sporting outcome will be the same. However, the oxidative
capacity will be altered just as the heart rate and lactate production
has. One month should have been enough time for accommodation to occur.
Therefore, if you want the road cycling athlete to have the same
characteristics at altitude as at sealevel, the athlete will have to train
at altitude, but it isn't that important as long as accommodation has

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> I am a Sport Physiologist and currently working with a road cyclist. We have a problem during his high altitude. His maximum HR and blood lactate attained on sea level training are 195 bpm and 19 mM, respectively. But whenever he ascent to the altitude higher than 1800m, his maximum HR would drop to 180 bpm and his maximum lactate would only be around 12 - 14 mM, even though he had been stayed at that altitude for about one month. This phenomenon have been happened 3 times. May I ask anyone to suggest the cause and solution of this problem.
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