There is a new story circulating today that a former assistant—Paul
Re: Armstrong doping question
Tue, 05 Apr 2005 11:56:26 +0100
"Just zis Guy, you know?" <norfolk.ins...@dev.null...

Speaking as a European, bollocks. I have only one thing against Lance, and that is that he is a one-race wonder. Look at the lifetime points accumulated by the likes of Merckx - he rode all the races and won most of them, they reckon he rode around 30,000 competitive miles some years.

Lance is a great rider, and his story is undoubtedly inspiring, but some people want to make out that winning one race six times makes him the greatest. It doesn’t.—Just

Let’s see, poll after poll shows that Europeans dislikes Americans. Lance has never been accepted by the Europeans, especially the French, who are constantly testing and re-testing him.—Pat


Some people want to make out that winning that particular race---no small feat---makes him the greatest rider who attempted that particular race. Now, if you want to say that it’s a minor race; that it doesn’t mean anything, go right ahead. It certainly cannot be a "true test" of a rider’s abilities or Cippo wouldn’t keep dropping out of it, right?—Pat