You know, I took a break from watching cycling after Lance stopped competing. After I heard Lance was coming back I was going to watch again and root for him and I actually thought he was going to win.
I didn't like Contador because I saw him as standing in the way of Lance especially after the Pyrenees when he didn't follow their team's plan. But, after Verbier, it was clear Contador was in a league of his own. I then started to observe Lance's reactions and interviews and it was pretty clear what was going on, he's a sore loser. After I took off the Lance glasses I saw what was really going on. I then came here and started reading threads to see if people shared my view and was pleasantly surprised.
So Lance is awesome because he brought back people like me to watching cycling. All in all, I hope Contador crushes team Radio Shack next year.
This rivalry is great for Cycling!! Look how much press it's generating.
PS, erader, I agree with everything you say. Despite people calling you a Lance hater, etc. You really are just speaking truth. The truth hurts. Thanks.