.....going to get scewed by Bruyneel. Or at least Bruyneel's gonna try. Hopefully Alberto's a student of cycling history and won't make the same mistakes LeMond did. Let's face it - Contador is th strongest best rider in the TdF this year. Lance wasn't held back by Bruyneel on Friday - Lance just didn't have any gas in the tank. Do you think if a GC contendor in 2004 some 19 seconds behind Lance on a mountain stage made a break towards the end that Lance would have let him go? No - no matter what instructions Bruyneel would have given Lance, Lance would have tracked him down, pounced on him, and blew him away.
It's obvious to me Lance is not the same Lance as in years past and the years have taken their toll. He's still an idol and someone to look up to for what he's accomplished, but he's not the best rider on Astana. I suspect that Bruyneel will find some way to advance Lance to the detriment of Contador. Or at least he'll try. But if Contador's smart he'll have some personal allies on the team that will support him and Astana will be in yellow on the last day - but it will be Alberto not Lance. I trus Bruyneel about as far as I can throw him - which ain't far. He's as oily and slick as they come.
Beware Alberto - Bruyneel is out to screw you.
Sunday is gonna be cool. The Tourmalet. Lance. Alberto. Bruyneel. And a cast of 178 other riders !