Originally Posted by fundrazer
Great, but what do their comments have to do with anything?
A "jury of one's peers" is a basic right of defendants, where a peer means an equal.
Their comments are relevant because those 3 riders (Merckx, Hinault, Indurain) are in a sense his only equals alive. It's the truest "jury of his peers" you can find today.
The low peons among cyclists who are ready to accuse him and throw him under the bus are commensurately less trustworthy, because much more susceptible to the corroding effects of envy, spite, resentment, greed, coercive submission and other abject passions.