I was just reading some of the articles on Yahoo sports cycling home page. It sounds like LeBlanc (tour director) is sort of bashing Lance! Said he's a great champion, but the race isn't about Lance. The race will go on without Lance. Lance has lost the romanticism and ametureism........Said Lance didn't win because he's so great, but that the competition was so weak????????!!!!!!!!!!
What's up with that?
I don't blame Lance for not coming back to the Tour next year. He put it on the "map" in the U.S. the last few years and this is the thanks he gets?
Why are people overshadowing his wins by saying, "...yeah, but he's not as good as Mercks"? Maybe the competition when MERCKS was racing was weak.........
In my book, he's THE MAN! He rides to win, puts his whole heart into it...always! Gives his team credit for what they've ALL accomplished. That's what makes a great champion!
Just my opinnion...............
Kim in TN