It started out as with a rag-tag bunch of cyclists, Team 7-11, going to
|A picture of Team 7-11, featuring Davis Phinney and|
some guy named Bob Roll...
Now, not unlike Rocky 6: Hang It the Fuck Up, and Sylvester Stallone getting popped in Australia for having HGH, American cycling has had a lot of doping scandals and has fallen on hard times once again. Oh sure, there are guys like Big George Hincapie, Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer riding in lead roles and many others in domestique roles, but I don't think there is anyone to excite the fan base like LeMond or Armstrong did. Well, not until now.
|Taylor on the ITT at the Giro (Image stolen from Velonews.com)|