Originally Posted by qindarka
Well, we have to judge the greatness of players according to the standards of their own times. Otherwise, it would be unfair to older players just because they would hypothetically be beaten by modern players which better fitness regimes, training techniques, etc. Just because older players would lose to current players doesn't diminish their achievements.
Yes, I know what you mean, I have seen Lance Armstrong and his use of modern fitness and training techniques, and he is clearly superior to all those old guys who raced bicycles in the past.