VdB, on 28 October 2011 - 10:18 AM, said:
I'll be sending the beers to Iceland soon. No idea you guys all lived in the same area!
And yeah, I owe Cobo an apology. I guess he just is really talented and finally managed to crawl out of his depression long enough to win the Vuelta.
Imagine what he could have done if he'd been mentally healthy during all of his career!
We've all been there. I believe the only things standing between me and a GT title is proper motivation......and perhaps a little wind tunnel testing.
VdB apparently forgets that Cobo exhibited great promise when he was younger. His confusion is understandable as Cobo, due to his nature of reporting all suspicious activity he sees, has twiced turned government witness against the mob and has gone into witness relocation with a name change. Back in 2000, when he was still riding under the name "Iker Flores", he won the Tour de l'Avenir, and then while riding under the name "Alexandr Bespalov", podiumed in the U23 TT in 2002 and 2003. You can read all about it in his new book "It's About The Truth: My Long Journey Back."