So let me preface this by saying I think the guy is the future of the sport and will probably be put down with the greats when he retires.
That being said, why does every keep referring to him as 'the new generation' of clean riders and Lance as 'the old generation' of dopers. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but none of Lance's team ever got pulled from the TdF for doping accusations. As you all remember, Contador's team, Liberty Seguros, got pulled from the 2006 TdF for Operation Puerto. The year prior his teammate Roberto Heras was dq'ed from the Vuelta (which he won) for EPO. Out of all this the 2 to come out peerless where Contador and Vinokourov, but we all know about Vino's transfusion in 07, and his subsequent ban thereafter. The article below has alot of info on Contador and his Puerto involvement. If you want to dismiss it as slander or gossip that's fine too, because this is really my point; why does Contador get a pass on doping and Lance doesn't?
Which leaves Contador, who although clean, has just as must if not more baggage than LA in regards to doping, yet he gets the rep as a clean rider.