auscyclefan94 said:if he's hated in spain then what about france. Why is he so hated in Spain? he should fit in with all the spainish riders
Anyway, lance never rides a full season so definetly not the vuelta
It was my understanding that the French now love Armstrong due to his new personna of being kinder and gentler. In addition to the supposed belief that the French like to root for the 2nd place guy over the actual winner although Armstrong really failed to show much sportsmanship over not winning until months after the event.
The only time Armstrong has participated in the Vuelta was right after his bout with cancer, and as is well known that is where he found his motivation and belief that he could contend for the overall at the Tour (1998. finishing 4th I believe).