I road with Lauret Jalabert and the entire French national team, including Virenque, outside of San Sebastian the day before the World's in 1997. I got lost in the Basque countryside. They caught me and we road up and down some hills until we got back to San Sebastian and rode against on coming traffic. The next day Brochard won, he wasn't on this training ride however..I think he was seeing 'the doctor'.
I also road with Lance Armstrong along Muhoulland Drive to PCH and got dropped on Topanga Canyon.
On another day I caught up with Thor H. when he was with CA and visiting Hollywood. I gave him directions.
I have also riden next to EDDY MERCKX when he lead out a ride in Monrovia, he did not feel like talking, but was not going to let me ride ahead of him.
I have photos of all these events, except the Armstrong ride.