Originally Posted by yater
I agree that Lance was the best cyclist in the world. I think he blood doped and used testoserone. I raced him when he was out of shape... He was still an ass kicker, but not like I expected. My bike failed me, but we were able to hang with him. A few of my friends beat him.
Also bearing in mind that since Indurain- EVERY tour winner (with the exception of Evans last year) has been busted for doping, even the spanish guy that finished second to Landis was busted in the Velta a few months later...and even Indurain was suspect (he quit racing just as EPO testing came around in 1998).
Lemond may have been the only one in recent memory not busted, even at a later date.