Post-Tour blues - it never gets easier.
Even though the race is over there still seems to be a lot of talk about the AC vs LA rivarlry. LA has been twittering about it and so have many other riders. While I'm not lining up to run the AC fan club, I have to think that much of what we're reading this week is the result of a problem with translation.
I was very confused when I read that AC said that, "on a personal level I have never had great admiration for him and never will." Didn't anyone else watch the interview on Versus the final night of the race when he talked about how he read Lance's book, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE while in hospital recovering from brain surgery and how it inspired him to push forward with his own career? He said that when things got tough on the bike after that he would think about all that Lance had accomplished since his battle with cancer and it would drive him to keep going. If that's not personal admiration, I don't know what is.
And as far as AC not thanking his team, my guess is that he probably has and it's just not juicy enough news for anyone to report on.
Janann, if you want to hear Horner's take on the whole situation, from being left off the Tour team to AC attacking Kloden, click on this link and then scroll back in the videos until you get to "Bend cyclist Chris Horner talks with NewsChannel 21." As usual, Chris holds nothing back.
My family and I are heading down to Cape Cod on Friday for a little vacation so I won't be around for a while. Take care everyone and cheer up, only 48 weeks to go until TdF 2010 ;)