Excuse my ignorance but WHY on TDF 2004 Stage 18, the escapees MINDED the fact that Lance caught up with them (in spite of their dispute), and it was like a threat:
If Simeoni doesn't return to the peloton I'll (Lance) stay with you up with the front leaders?
Why the big deal ?
Doesn't Lance have as much right to chase the leaders and win the stage (if so he desires) ?
Can someone explain this to me? Still not clear to me.