At least somebody is happy about the official new standings of the 2010 Tour de France. The recent ruling by the court for Arbitration in SPort has removed Alberto Contador as the winner and everyone has moved up the standings.
Former runner-up Andy Schleck may be overwhelmed by being declared the winner and Samuel Sanched doesn’t care that he risen from fourth to a podium spot, but Mirco Lorenzetto is thrilled to move up to 164th place. The Italian, who rode the 2010 Tour for Lampre-Farnese Vini, said he couldn’t be happier with the new result.
“The tour is the biggest race in the world and now I have moved up the standings,” said Lorenzetto. “Mr. McQauid called me personally to congratulate me. This is truly the happiest say of my life.”
Lorenzetto finished in Paris over four hours down from new winner Andy Schleck but the new position has given him additional inspiration. “This new result gives me confidence and motivation. It confirms what I knew in my heart.”
WHile the 2010 Tour de France ended 19 months ago, Lorenzetto’s big news is about to change his life. Having retired from the sport in Decemeber of 2011, he has resumed intensive training and is actively seeking a new team. “I am thinking big. WHy not Sky or BMC? I tell you, it’s like a fire has been lit inside me. When a man goes from 165th to 164, his life is never the same.”
For jaded and cyclonical fans of cycling, Lorenzetto’s happiness and new-gfound confine are perhaps the only good thing to come from the long and embarrassing Caso Contador. Vive le Tour, vive Lorenzetto.