Anyone who follows procycling and understands exercise physiology knows why Armstrong and the USPS had the TDF "locked up" even before it started. With a big budget, the USPS team has been conducted with one, and only one goal -- win the TDF, GC.
The TTT and the monutain stages have demonstrated what a "fresh team" with all it's riders directed to helping one rider can do.
"Levi Leipheimer testified as to the absolute vice-like control the USPS team had on Stage 13 at that point. "On the climb of the Agnes, it was unbelievable...I counted 22 riders in the group, with seven US Postal guys in front. I've never seen anything like that."
Can the TDF survive if only one team directs it's entire season to placing a rider on the GC podium?
Is this a "freak" of coincidence that a rider like Armstrong has a team like USPS? Could another team been
as dominating given the single focus of winning the Tour GC?