ElChingon said:Is that Vassure with a ping pong ball in his eye? Looks like him.
(psst fix the title, its Lemond not Lemind or are you poking fun?)
Kennf1 said:Did you catch his statement at around 8:30 where he said that he recently, through focused training, got his power output close to the levels he had in his last year as a pro? At age 47?
Also, sounds like the Trek v. Lemond is still going full speed ahead.
BroDeal said:Unfortunately that power is still about 70 watts too low to be competitive today.
Kennf1 said:But good enough to shock the hell out of some masters racers at a local crit! How funny would that be? Lemond shows up, hairy legs, weighing about 205, and laps the field.
clydesdale said:Q: do you think Lance Armstrong will ever come clean?
GL: Him? no way, he has no conscience.
Also, I find that unbelievable depressing.
BroDeal said:The best part was the way he pronounced "him" and "no way."
Lemond is not a very good speaker. Some of his speech was defensive and self-serving, but I can imagine him wanting to sieze the opportunity to defend himself. He did have a lot of interesting things to say. For those that did not listen to the fifty minute presentation, I will summarize a few things that I had not heard before.
Lemond talked about meeting Dr. Ferrari in, I believe, 1994. Lemond had a power meter on his bike and Ferrari did not know what it was. After Lemond told him, Ferrari then asked why he needed it. Lemond had to explain that he used it for training. Basically the point of the anecdote was that despite hearing how good of a trainer Ferrari was, Lemond realized that he did not really know anything about actually training. His expertise was strictly about blood.
Lemond was talking to Pat McQuaid's brother after the 2006 TdF and when he made an off hand comment that a TdF winner would eventually test positive and damage the sport, McQuaid's brother told him that Landis had tested positive. This was before anyone knew, probably before even Landis knew. I just found that interesting and a little disturbing.
He either reads cycling forums or people have told him what is being said about him.
He claims his performance did not really change between the age of eighteen and when he was shot.
He tried to get UCI to do blood testing in the 80s but the riders complained it would violate their human rights.
He met Pantani in 2003 and saw that he was in serious trouble.
Thoughtforfood said:I was actually depressed by the speech. Today I am pondering whether or not to watch the Tour in all honesty. I boycott all products related to Mr Armstrong, and considering the Tour's 180 in regards to Mr Armstrong, have to consider it to now be one of his marketing ploys and they an accomplice to both that and the continuation of doping in cycling.
UtahGrimpeur said:I'm no big fan of Armstrong, but nor am I any fan of Lemond. He has become increasingly bitter and fatter since Armstrong eclipsed his Tour record for wins by an American. Yes, Greg, there are people out there who still admire you, even if you "only" won the Tour 3 times. Please shut up now and enjoy your retirement.