Where's Frank VdB?

Mar 18, 2009
I'd say calling Vainsteins an Estonian is far worse.

Unfortunately this type of factual error is extremely common in almost every cyclingnews article. A very sad truth.

EDIT: As for worst signings, surely the worst ever isn't even there. Freddy Maertens won around 50 races a season for years and years. Huge races. Then San Giacomo signed him. 27 years old and supposedly with his peak years still ahead of him. Yet a legend of cycling already.

He rode a full season for them without illness or injury, before being released.
He won absolutely nothing whatsoever.