Originally Posted by BigBoat
No I dont think he is but, this is what I've been saying all along. lances undoped V02 max is in a huge cluster of other talented riders. Its something perhaps not a log of pros know, but some knowledgeable guys are aware of it.
So, "talent" means what exactly? Without the drugs, the teammates on drugs and the UCI's help he wasn't going to win any Grand Tours. He couldn't even close the deal on a small-time stage race in the U.S. whe he was off the peak doping cycle.
I love how you drop the vague but official-sounding "knowledgeable guys." Is that Ed Coyle? John Wilcockson maybe?
Oh, yeah Wiggo is better. No doubt. Someone might want to ask what role the Pat and Hein had in creating the TdF/Olympics fantasy though.