Don't Believe the Hype
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
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i think that barry bonds, who came in 2nd wasn't voted #1 because of possible steroid/drug use to 'enhance' his stats. i think voters didn't want that hanging over the award. now, barry is a miserable human being and i dislike him intensely but he would have won if not for the 'legal' testosterone enhancers he has been using AND the fact that most of the voters don't understand cycling and are still in awe that a man close to death can achieve what he has achieved.
***disclaimer*** this is what i think was going through the minds of the voters during the process***
also, there are other team sports guys with stats to dilute their votes and lance is unique enough not to have to split votes with anyone.