I miss Gilberto Simoni.
Hated the guy when he first hit the scene, though he was a whiner.
Then it turned out he was right about 90% of the stuff he was whining about, so I had to give him a second look.
Then I found out that he would literally not touch a bike from November until January and still be good to go by the Giro.
He always made for a good interview. Kind of like the Italian Chris Horner.