The way he seemed to be able too use all the negative sh!te as added motivation was pretty impressive IMHO. Also, he looks so tidy and aero on the bike, which is cool to watch....the pistol thing is a bit much, but I wondered if the Spanish are more demonstrative....kind of like the Italians have nicknames that seem totally OTT to english speakers....or maybe its just a good gimmick for the sponsors' photosracerralph said:Wow,Reading through this thread I've discovered that Nobody likes my man Alberto!
+1Opichi said:IVAN GUTIERREZ: One of the most passionate riding now--amazing time trialist, accomplished climber, always aggressive and one of the hardest working domestiques (also a rep for all cyclists.) A pleasure to watch.
For myself I prefer riders from an earlier era. as for Lance, I can never tell if he is racing or retired with all of the over-exposureMongol_Waaijer said:Amazing how little Lance features in this thread considering the focus of the news site and the adverts round these parts.
Funny enough, the biggest impact that Vino had, after that victory in your picture, was on Levi Leipheimer.wheels55 said:No other Vino fans out there either??
I'm sorta surprised that nobody has either: A) jumped on the Vino bandwagon; or B) disagreed heartily. That said, I am glad this thread hasn't degenerated into a bash-fest like many others do when certain names are mentioned.
Anyway - found this pic from the '05 TDF finish in Paris, and even though the T-Mobile team tactics were inexplicable (this year's LA vs. AC drama was like deja vu all over again ) - you gotta like the way Vino made an emphatic point to his team bosses and schooled all the sprinters on the Champs Elysees...
I guess I just like riders who can play the spoiler now and then...
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