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2 responses to “Armstrong Courting Schleck(s) for Radio Shack Team?”

  1. Anthony

    If Lance wants to salvage any self respect after this years constant media spin and cat and mouse game with Contador, he should do it the old fashioned way, earn it; not by buying a better rider to be his domestique… Didn’t he and Bruyneel try and do that this year behind Contador’s back and fail? When Contador realized their promises weren’t worth beans, he left Lance behind and suddenly the man who promised to ride for Contador and didn’t was twittering away that Contador didn’t ride for ‘the team’. What coach would tell his best climber, his team leader, the best climber in the peloton, to hang back and wait for his team? Correct me if I’m wrong but shouldn’t the team be protecting their best climber, their leader in the climbs? Not the other way around. While Armstrong was busy twittering and spinning every which way, Contador was winning, over and over again. Armstrong now wants to buy Contadors only close rival in the mountains… My guess is not so he can win because that is not possible and he knows it, it’s so Contador doesn’t equal his tour wins have also won the other major races and becoming the undisputed great of this last century. Don’t think Armstrong’s ego could take that. Andy, I hope you stay out of this mess. Stick with your brother. Heart always beats money in the end.

  2. John

    I agree with Anthony. Andy Schleck has NOTHING to gain by teaming with Lance. No GC rider should even consider being on a team with Lance, since he will become another victim, like Alberto Contador & Andreas Kloden. Armstrong & Bruyneel concealed their attempts to undermine Contador’s clear superiority, and instead of supporting him, left him to attack on his own, and then criticized him for “not following the plan.” What, a 3-time grand tour winner should hold back so his lesser teammate can prevail???

    And you can see how Armstrong treats his “friends,” the way he joined with Team Garmin to help prevent his oldest former teammate & friend, George , from taking the yellow jersey in the 2009 tour, even though it would only be for a day, and George was no threat to the GC riders.

    Andy, you have a chance to go on to greatness, but you will never do it as a subordinate to Lance Armstrong. Go out as a team leader for Saxo or any other team. You can make your own ticket. You deserve to compete with Lance, and Alberto, and beat them, not work for them!

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