from George Vecsey in today's NY Times:" “If I’m not the strongest guy on the team, then I’m the domestique,” Armstrong said, somewhat tentatively.
Good luck to that. In 1986, the five-time Tour champion Bernard Hinault promised to serve as a domestique to an up-and-coming American, Greg LeMond. On the crucial ascent on L’Alpe d’Huez (yeah, on youtube), LeMond looked over his shoulder and saw the gritted-teeth smile of Hinault, whose nickname was the Badger. Hinault shrugged, as if to say, well, what did you expect, I am the Badger. LeMond held him off and won the Tour — but probably still has nightmares about Hinault. Armstrong, bless his heart, could induce a nightmare just by musing about being somebody’s domestique."