- Mar 11, 2009
No, the "Clinic" would not exist. No, there would no fanboys or haters. Go back and look at the first threads on the Clinic. Lance is there. 89 more pages of Clinic Threads. Lance is there.andy1234 said:OK, so lets pretend Armstrong never existed. Every tour since 1999 was won by an Indurain type character. ie likeable understated etc, but the doping situation remained.
Would the Clinic even exist? Would the same number of anti doping posters exist?
And if Lance did not exist, the fragile Seedling of Clean Cycling that sprouted in August 1998 would have flourished.
Marco would not have been doped to the gills in the 99 Giro and would have won his second Giro/TdF Double. In the years to come there would have been a French Tour winner or two. Simeoni would have won more stages.
Liberty Seguros would have been known as the Clean Team - Alberto would have won his 5th TdF in 2010 and joined Jacques/Eddy/Bernard/BigMig as the only riders to have won 5 TdFs.
Damn you, Lance.