DurianGrey wrote:Do you think that a no-name pack fodder dude making noise about one of the greatest stars in the sport would have been seriously listened to in 2010?
Exactly. Also, think how much power Cancellara commanded when he was in the peloton. As if Gaimon, who struggled year on year for a contract, was going to call Fabian out and paint a cobble sized target on his back. We've seen what happens when this occurs, contracts miraculously seem to dry up for the whistle blower.
Also, this is one paragraph in a whole book. At no point did he pick it up and run with it as some sort of headline revelation that 'you'll have to buy the book to find out what I really think'. Phil is saying this is a mountain made out of a molehill and he's right. Every, every
autobiography has little hooks and tasty morsels in them. Hamilton's did, some of which have have no more evidence to claims he makes than Phil's opinion on Fabian. Yet here we are with people getting insanely self righteous about a book that - if it didn't have these features - would be a meh throwaway doorstop. That Gaimon is daring to have the seeming audacity make money out of this book notwithstanding.
I applaud Phil for having the balls to drop his thoughts. I'm no lawyer and he could be in a little strife, but heaven forbid future cycling books go a milquetoast route out of fear of retribution for an opinion.