Anyone else read the interview with him in Procycling a couple of months ago?
He said ANC-Halfords was shambolic, then went to Fagor, which was even worse! I got the impression he loved his time in the US though. Even so, he really could have been a big star in Europe if he'd had the right luck. I guess the timing was unfortunate - look at how much easier it is for English speaking riders now.