[CR]RE: USPS best team ever?

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004)

Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 13:38:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: "marc garcia" <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]RE: USPS best team ever?

I agree that the USPS/Discovery team is not the best ever but I think that they can be called the best tour team of all time. It is one thing to have 7 tour wins, in my mind it is another to have 7 tour wins in a row. Let's be honest, at least in this country to the general population the tour de france is the only bike race in existence and this team reflects that, this team was put together to win this one race. You have to give them extra points for dominating year in and year out. It is comparable to Michael Jordan's bulls, once they finally made it to the finals the first year, every year after that you knew who was going to win and the only way anyone else could win was if MJ wasn't there on his own accord.

I know the argument has been made that the field during Lance's period has not been as strong as previous eras but did Merckx have to deal with competitors blood doping? If Lance is clean, and has been clean during his run, his ability to defeat chemically enhanced riders is even more impressive.

Is this the CR list or sports radio? actually it has to be the CR list, most sports radio hosts don't even consider cycling a sport. To hell with them.

marc garcia
chicago IL