Johan Bruyneel Says Separation Won't Affect Lance Armstrong's Training
On Thursday, Reuters reported that Johan Buyneel said that Lance Armstrong's training will not be effected by trial separation from his wife, Kristin. Bruyneel is the director sportif of the U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team.
One of the questions that this article provokes is, how would Bruyneel's comments have been different if the Armstrong's separation wasn't public? Bruyneel said that Lance Armstrong "is training harder than ever and is extremely motivated. This winter he has trained like never before because he knows that every year he is starting from scratch again." This is the approach Armstrong took last year, isn't it?
Undoubtedly, cycling fans who do not like Armstrong are already bored by the predictability of his training and his team's comments. But, no one will really know what Armstrong's mental state is until they see him on the road in a serious race.
Update: In April, Lance and Kristin Armstrong announced that they were working at reconciliation.