mewmewmew13 said:I have to respectfully disagree with your commenting of 'armstrong was slightly better as an athlete'...I think Jan was far more naturally talented as a rider than LA, and was genetically superior for racing a bike. Where Armstrong had the advantage was his fastiduous preparation (can read 'anal') and single-minded drive to kill the competition. ...not to mention surrounded by minions that were there solely to put Lance to the fore.
i think being stronger in the head like lance was makes him a better athlete.. The mind is a very large part of all sports, so to me that makes him a better athlete... could be true ullrich was better physically I dont know, but have jan with equal doping to lance and I think lance wins nearly every time...
I think lance had the whole team to help him dope and jan just had to do it himself which is not so easy.
also Di Luca at the giro in 2009 was pretty good it provided great entertainment for quite a few of the mountain stages and the start to the final time trial was pretty good to :S