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Monday, August 28, 2006

José "Ace" Azevedo leaving Discovery Channel

Disco announced that José “Ace” Azevedo is leaving the team at the end of 2006 to race locally in Portugal.  While this is clearly a big loss, a couple of questions come to my mind.

  • First, do you think we will get a quote from Lance along the lines of José Who?
  • Second, do you think this is an indication that Ace doesn’t think that Disco can win?

I am concerned that Disco has become nothing more than a hype machine.  Until Johan/Dirk/Sean/Lance hire a No. 1 and treat him that way, we are in for a period of celebrating 9th place finishes.

1 Comments:

At August 28, 2006 5:57 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

This partially goes along with your "all the chips at the poker table" theory. A team is only as good as the one single leader (Merckx, Hinault, Indurain, Lance...). Once that leader is gone, it takes a long time to get back on top.

Learn from history, my American friend. No one will ever rule everything forever.

 

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