|At the start in Porto San'Elpidio|
There is an interview here about many other things:
In short (as far as Andy)
"I saw him this week first time after a long time. I think he's on the way back but he's got to take it step by step. He didn't have an easy year last year, with the crash, being awarded the Tour de France and then with what happened with his brother. Andy's experienced but he's still young too.
"He needs his time to come back. I still believe in him, as does the team. He apologised after being dropped on the descent during the team time trial. I said: 'No worries, man. Think where you were a few months ago, a few weeks ago, and keep working.'
"Of course when you see Froome, Contador and Rodriguez performing well he feels sad that he can't be up there but I told him not to stress about it. I think he can up there in the Ardennes Classics because I know Andy's engine.
"When you need help, you have to ask for help and that's what he's done. That's why I think he will be back. I always tell young riders to be careful during their careers. You need time to understand what you achieved as a rider. You become famous but sometimes you just want to be left alone. Success changes your life. At the end of the day, we're only human. But that's sometimes difficult for people to understand."
Fabian's words are good and I can't agree more. I didn't like at all instead the way some others handled it.
Honestly I find it a shame that commentators supposed to be serious and even newspapers went so down to copy and translate a private status by a facebook page and make up all a story with it. That's disgusting.
Today Gazzetta then adds a no required sequel publishing some very harsh words by Leopard's owner Flavio Becca. Frankly I find Becca's public answers unapropriate but questions were questionable too. It isn't the first time that the Gazzetta thinks it's smart to go searching in the rubbish bin (remember that ridicolous story about Frank Schleck not crashed in last Giro) and that's a shame because the cycling page editor Gialanella is a person I esteem. Journalism isn't gossip or shouldn't be.
Maybe you think that 'we must tell the truth'. First of all: what do you know about it? or the trut is what you prefer to hear? second: we are about the private life of a person, a young guy who's going through a bad period. What's your aim? to help and support or to make things worse? reflect a bit next time before you push 'publish'.