Lance Armstrong confirmed today that he will ride for Astanta in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia for 2009, possibly in a support role. “I’m committed to riding for the best guy,” said Armstrong.
Some friends and I were talking about this (literally talking in the real world, not online believe it or not) a couple of weeks ago: What if Armstrong rides as a domestique? Road cycling is not a one man show: Armstrong’s seven Tour de France wins happened because of excellent teamwork, and I think it would look fantastic if Armstrong gave back and helped somebody else capture the podium.
What do you think of the prospect of a leadout train or breakaway led by Armstrong?