see the difference between Armstrong and Rumsas in 2002. No doubt Rumsas had a modicum of talent, he won a monument, Lombardy.
Take away the team timetrial, and Rumsas only gave up about 5 minutes to Armstrong at the Tour in 2002. Indeed, he beat Beloki without the timetrial.
Now, imagine Armstrong races without Ferrari, without the USPS domestiques, without the 3 Spanish doctors on his team, and with his wife Kristin smuggling Chinese counterfeit EPO across borders.
Now give Rumsas the wind tunnel, the domestiques and USPS team leadership, and the resources of that team, the 3 Spanish doctors, and the doping regimen with Ferrari.
some who only got a few years in the pros feal cheated. I know one Saunier pro who got one year and was not renewed. He feels cheated.