“The Spanish Media is a JokeЁ
ЁWeґre feeling good, weґre confident in Heras and I think weґve done a lot with the problems that weґve had, crashes, illness, and just bad luck,Ё said US Postal Services domestique deluxe Christian VandeVelde. On his explanation on how he has become one of Herasґ top climbing aces, a role that he is not typically known for, he says that his climbing form, Ёhas always been there, itґs just that I havenґt had the chance to show it in the last couple of years … Iґve never had the right time to prove it, itґs always been close, but not quite thereЁ.
Another of US Postalґs Americans, Antonio Cruz, said of his team that they are, Ёvery confident in Herasґ chances, I know that Aitor (Gonzales) is going strong, but what Roberto showed in the last time trial (where he lost 1ґ37Ё to Gonzales) gives us confidence.Ё
Thereґs been a lot of talk in the Spanish press about this US Postal team being second rate and not of the quality that the team sends to the Tour de France. ЁWhat people have to realize – said Cruz – is that weґre down three guys, I crashed the second day and had to get stitches, thereґs no way we can be as strong as a team like Kelme who have practically all their guys. The Spanish media and the promoter here, I think theyґre a joke, they hype this stuff up and thatґs part of their scam.Ё