This whole Lance vs. Contador thing is such bull****.
I'm a huge Lance fan. When he was winning tour after tour, and so many people wanted to defame his character, I always defended the guy. I thought, hey, he's the man. He's the strongest, and that's that.
Everytime Lance won the tour, he always credited his team. He said, over and over, unless the whole team is 100% dedicated to ONE rider, you have no chance at winning the overall GC. (I always figured that was a shot at T-Mobile, since they always had inter-team tensions, and rarely had a defined leader)
Here's the thing, Contador is the man now. He's young, he's extremely talented, and he's probably stronger than Lance. Could he have beaten Lance back in the day? Who knows, probably not. But now he's the man, it is Contadors time. The team should be 100% working for him.
But now Lance is back. Ok, great. He's on great form, awesome! But he's on the same team as Contador, so now we have no team leader, that makes things complicated, but it's been more or less going OK, so whatever.
Here's what pisses me off. Now there's this crap that Contador did the wrong thing yesterday by attacking on the last mile. Every time I turn around I hear that he's making enemies on the team by attacking his own team mates. That's bull****. If Lance wasn't there, everyone would be praising Contador, saying that he did exactly the right thing, he made up some time, showed his strength, stamped his authority. But no, even Eddie is saying that he shouldn't have attacked. Garbage.
I don't think Contador trusts Lance/Levi/Johan, and I don't blame him. I think Contador did the right thing, and I think he knows that he's going to have to buck the bull**** system, including his own team in order to win. And he shouldn't have to do that. I hate to say this, but I hope Contador kicks Lances ass in the time trial, and blows him off his wheel on Ventoux also.
Of course, then everyone will just ***** that he cheated and went against team tactics in order to win, but ****em, I say.