Farvel til en aura

Diverse — Drokles on July 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Sådan konstaterede tidligere landevejsrytter Rolf Sørensen da syv-dobbelt Tour vinder Lance Armstrong havde bidt i asfalten for anden gang på samme rute. Og Armstrong havde vel også en særlig aura i sin æra. Her en tidligere afsked med Armstrong fra Miguel Indurain

Og nu vi er ved Indurain, der havde fødselsdag i sidste uge så havde han også en særlig aura i sin æra. Men den blev fortæret af en ny generation af grådige svindlere

In the 1996 Tour, Induráin was aiming for a sixth victory, but he suffered right from the beginning. The dominant display in the Prologue was replaced by a 7th place and a rather labored performance. Usually Induráin would have a smooth, fast cadence and finish first. Many[who?] had said he was using a higher gear and rolling it round. Reports surfaced later that Induráin had been in rather a “state” after the ride and had to be helped into the team bus. After developing bronchitis after an extremely cold and wet first week of the race, Induráin started to lose time from stage 7 and never recovered. In the years that have passed, extensive drug use by Induráin’s rivals, the Telecom and Festina teams, showed that only a fully fit Induráin may have won for a record 6th time. The eventual winner Bjarne Riis later admitted having used EPO to win, gaining the nickname “Mr 60%”, but is still considered by the Tour organisers as the overall winner, albeit with reservations.

Indurain kunne måske, som Armstrong have vundet 7 år i træk havde han ikke gjort sin pligt, som Delgados tro tjener i 89 og 90. Disse billeder af selvfølgeligt overskud fra 1990 virker skræmmende selv i denne post-Armstrong æra

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