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Santiago Botero said today that he's done for the season, possibly forever. I guess that's that.

Would he have been a strong force to HELP Landis in the tour, or would the "two leader" nonsense have hurt him? Will it unify Phonak / Ishares?

((This is more directly related to the end of a pro's career than doping, so I put it here...))
 

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I'm in the unify camp. I think the strategy would have been to allow Botero freedom to hunt for stage wins... give the team a second card to play. As for hardcore mountain domestique work, I think Botero was too inconsistent.
 

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i too think this help Landis, Botero was a great rider, however he was a little inconsitent for the leader and this would also have been a hiderence for his leader. I do believe though that Landis will have an impact on the tour but he will have a poor day in the mountains towards the end and will fail to live up to lofty expectations. just my opinion.
 

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Argentius said:
Santiago Botero said today that he's done for the season, possibly forever. I guess that's that.

Would he have been a strong force to HELP Landis in the tour, or would the "two leader" nonsense have hurt him? Will it unify Phonak / Ishares?

((This is more directly related to the end of a pro's career than doping, so I put it here...))
Phonak's benching of him and Guti seems to have had the desired effect as LeBlanc (ASO) commented about it yesterday. "We approve the courage of Phonak's manager John Lelangue to keep away from racing two of his riders named in the Spanish affair."
 
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