Somehow i had the feeling he was less motivated the last couple of years. He didn't look as a great help for Armstrong as well, i think i remember him giving up working for LA in TDF 05 quite early in the mountain stages. He wasn't a Heras, Azevedo or Landis who could stay with LA very long in some tours.ThisFrenchGuy said:As I said in the other threads, he still had decent results in the Giro (5th, then 12th, then 15th) in his last three years. He was declining, but I do not know if this related to doping (or absence of). Maybe he was just being worn out?
craig1985 said:Wasn't he a client of Dr Cecchini or was that Dr Ferrari? I know he went to one of them. So all I ask is that if your going to deliver the bad news to me, do it gently, I have his poster on my wall climbing the Colle della Finestre in the 2005 Giro and I loved watching him desend down the mountains.
He's probably working with his old man on a building site somewhere in Bergamo.