|lemond talking down armstrong||snowrider123|
Aug 6, 2001 8:35 PM
|i know that there has been some sort of rivalry between lemond and armstrong in the past (primarily on lemond's end). i found it very upsetting to pick up todays release of sports ill. with lance on the cover and find an side note displaying greg lemonds standpoint on lance's recent accomplishments. i used to look up to greg lemond as a true "america's" champion. he was an inspiration to my riding especially when road racing was dominated by europeans. if you have read the new si, lemond is quoted saying that he did not even watch the tour, and he also basically accused armstrong of doping. i was disappointed to see that my one time idle did not even follow the tour, and now is blaming the most dominant figure in cycling since eddie of being a fraud. i have been following armstrong, and practically every other rider for some time. lance armstrong is the best thing that ever happend to american cycling. he is a true hero. i am not trying to take away form lemonds legendary performances, but he never was what you see in lance armstrong. even eddie stated that he believes armstrong will be the most dominant figure in bicycling for as long as he chooses to be. eddie said he thinks 5-6- even 7 if he wanted. the point is this....
lemond has been a dissapointment to me, and i believe to u.s. cycling. he has even turned his back to events that made him a hero. lemond is a hippocrit. he says he doesn't follow cycling, yet you will see him in ads all the time promoting products. i can understand how he is upset that he is not the most dominant american cyclist, but he should not tear down armstrong. it is a fact that armstrong is the most tested athlete in the world. not once did he fail a drug test. i personally don't think he would ever consider doing so either. i do not know him personally, but i read and see everything.
armstrong is a legend that is riding right now. he is an inspiration to me, americans, cycling, cancer survivors, and many others. take time to appreciate the greatness you can see right now because it will not last forever. the level of dominance and sportmanship that he displays with extrreme modesty is very rewarding. i believe he is one of the best riders to ever stradle a bike...maybee the best.
p.s. greg lemond can kiss my ass for turning his head on cycling and our american champion. lance has respect from everyone but him. i am dissapointed in my one time hero greg lemond.
|no problem here||pmannion|
Aug 7, 2001 11:42 AM
|Lemond has been around the block, has nothing to gain (financially) by being dishonest about this, and has certainly earned the right to express his opinion on the matter. I think we at least owe him a little latitude. |
Dr Michele Ferrari was around during Lemond's time, and is fairly well reputed as being the doctor who basically turned the pro peloton on to EPO (and other nifty substances).
I don't have a problem with Lemond having a problem with Armstrong NOT having a problem with that. Is that a problem?
|Correctiom!!! We all have the right to express our opinion.||Canidraftyou|
Aug 7, 2001 5:29 PM
|My topic title says it.
|Well said, Snowrider. I'm with you. <nm>||Old Guy|
Aug 7, 2001 5:57 PM
|re: lemond talking down armstrong||Hinault|
Aug 9, 2001 4:29 AM
|Lemond is still pis*ed because he knows I was always a better cyclist than him, and as for that druggy Lance???????? I could've kicked his a** in my heyday. Bernard H.|
|If you're Bernard Hinault, I'm Fausto Coppi||guido|
Aug 10, 2001 10:46 PM
|I can tell a fraud when I read one. Nonetheless the humor is apt. We used to refer to Greg as "Lemon." He was a bit of a prima donna. Hinault used to criticize him for only caring about the Tour de France and not riding like a champion all season, like Hinault did. Hinault also screwed Lemond out of one Tour win, when they were on the same team, mainly by intimidation, exposing weakness in Lemond's character. Armstrong may have had some problems with the European peloton, but he's emerged as a champion who everyone respects.|
|If you're Bernard Hinault, I'm Fausto Coppi||DannyBoy.|
Aug 14, 2001 1:48 AM
|I concur with your comments regarding all parties involved. I like the other guys sense of humour too!|
Sep 3, 2001 10:38 PM
|1.Hinault screwed Lemond.
2.Lemond was never the same after his step brother
shot him accidentally.
3.Lance's comments in interviews sound rehearsed(at least the topics)
If you look back at Lance 8 years ago, (when I still liked him) the cocky world champ that no-one liked.
4.You only think so highly of Lance because the american media wants you to.
P.S I won the races with 3 hrs of sleep and hungover. Let lance do that.