You are right I did not watch cycling in the 80s and 90s. I remember Raul Alcala, Mexican did well. This guy Soler looks darn good too. when he stays on bike. I don't think the guys are who are racing against Sevilla in Colombia are doing to bad either. Yeah I agree the dope makes a big difference. Being from the US racing say in Colombia or Belgium would be a tough transition, culturally, weather wise and in Colombia, altitude wise. Also another style of competition.hrotha said:You didn't follow cycling in the 80s, did you.