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.