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It's On! It's On!

Why couldn't we have gotten this a week ago?

"My relationship with Lance is non-existent. Even if he is a great champion, I have never had admiration for him and I never will," the Spaniard told a news conference in Madrid.

It's funny, teammates have a harder time going at each other than more obvious rivals. Here's Thor all making nice with Cavendish:

"We talk a lot when we’re riding but we had a big battle during the Tour de France – especially after he was relegated, that was a hard time – but we’ve talked about it and have forgotten it. The last few days we had a good ride and good race for this important jersey."

Now that's more like it. Funny, Thor seems like a pretty good guy overall, and rides like someone who respects the competition. But he has this tendency to give lectures after crossing the line. Adrenaline indeed!


For some time it appeared the polemica might be overstated, thanks to a somewhat selective translation of the Spanish by VN to come up with the above snark. But if the gloves weren't off before, they are now. Courtesy of @lancearmstrong:

hey pistolero, there is no “i” in “team”. what did i say in March? Lots to learn. Restated.
Seeing these comments from AC. If I were him I'd drop this drivel and start thanking his team. w/o them, he doesn't win.
RT @axelmerckx: A champion is also measured on how much he respect his teammates and opponents. You can win a race on your own not a grand tour
Pistolero! Oh snap! Mrrrowww!