I consider myself a fan of cycling but I had a 10 year hiatus in the 90's for work and study reasons, but can you explain to me what happened to Pantani because I had no idea. Thanks.100% Lance Armstrong.
Look I'm an Pantani fan. He had to learn walking completely new. Spend 1 year in swimming pools and other rehabilitation.
Armstrong beat cancer when he was about to die. Actually he was pronounced dead already by his own doctors. They just didn't tell him. But Lance had different plans than to die.
Whether you like him or not. That certainly is the biggest comeback in cycling. Yes, it's declamatory and was part of the story & big lie he sold. But that doesn't change the fact what it was and is.
The others can't even contest. Not even Pantani & Lemond.
And yes, it probably takes the mindset of Armstrong to say "*** you cancer" and survive against all odds. Because he had to fight agonies, but kept battling with strength.