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Lance, you must ride the Vuelta!(4 posts)

Lance, you must ride the Vuelta!Largo
Jul 30, 2001 5:00 AM
Just read that LA is "50/50" on whether he will ride the Vuelta.
IMO, he owe Herras in a big way, and he has promised in the past that riding a supporting role for last years winner was a priority.
Not riding the Vuelta would be a slap in the face to Herras.
We'll see if he is a man of his word.
Agreed, yes he must!!!Cima Coppi
Jul 31, 2001 4:58 AM
He already has decided against riding the World Road Race Championship (probably because he knows he'll get spanked), but I agree he is indebted to Heras for his work in the TdF. If LA does not ride the Vuelta, Heras should leave the team (maybe for Telekom??).

We'll wait and see. Its just over a month away!!
agree, sort ofDuane Gran
Jul 31, 2001 5:59 AM
I also believe it would be appropriate for him to pay back the favor. Of course, it all depends on how is form is at the time. I can only imagine that racing the tour really takes a lot out of you, but then I'm sure it put a lot of stress on Herres also. It would be good for team morale for Armstrong to ride the Vuelta. Also, it would keep cycling a little more on the radar screen of America if an American team (albeit with a Spaniard in the driver seat) making a run for two grand tours.
Road to ParisJohnnyA
Jul 31, 2001 8:43 AM
I was pretty lukewarm on Lance the person until I saw the Road to Paris thing. I thought he came across as being a team kind of guy and
wanting to ride for Heras in the Vuelta. I trust that Lance will follow through. End the 50/50 business and do it.