Cobblers to that. He was up against Museeuw and Leferve, he didn't have the ammunition, team supoort or otherwise. He had one good chance in 2001, when he went through Arenberg with Peeters. Unluckily he punctured. I doubt he would have won then. Peeters more than likely would have sat on him and either had a free tow to Roubaix, or Museeuw and the rest of the Domo riders would have come back up to them and worked him over which they did in the end anyway.
I respect him for his choice to stay with Lance. Great sacrifice as moving to another team might have given him a chance at Roubaix. Doesn't mean I have to like the guy. By all accounts he hasn't got the greatest personality.
or people could just shut the hell up if theyve got nothing constructive to say.. (not you.. but threads already are becoming people just going in, throwing in a doping allegation and leaving again) accusing just about everyone in every thread of being a doper is not talking about it.. its being bloody minded and argumentative
I hope the future is going to be cleaner. However this does not mean that I am going to dicuss someone who's career has spanned the "Armstrong Years" and avoid discussing doping.
if even the so called "True" cycling fans (and im starting to have my doubts about some of the people around here) cant give it a chance and have faith, how the hell are normal members of the public supposed to start beleiving in it...