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Date Posted: 16:08:27 05/23/07 Wed
Author: ludwig
Subject: Re: Walter not only knew, he bought the stuff
In reply to: samb 's message, "Re: Walter not only knew, he bought the stuff" on 14:22:41 05/23/07 Wed

Yes I wonder what the real story behind Botero's Columbian training was. He would be an interesting subject for a biography.

Re. Savoldelli and Evans I think bad luck was a big part of their lack of success. Injuries, and Savoldelli was discouraged from concentrating on the Giro. Plus Evans was left off the team in what might have been his break-out Tour.

>I very much doubt it. Contrast his results for
>2003/2004 with the year before and after he joined.
>Two different riders. Also, I seem to recall that
>atleast in 2003 he came to Europe late in the season
>after preparing in Colombia.
>Savoldelli rode the same two seasons and was mostly
>useless, though I think perhaps he was injured part of
>the time.
>I could mention Evans as well, but didn't he break his
>clavicle _three times while he was there?

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