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Originally Posted by txags92
I thought it was interesting that Bruyneel said Contador was questioning tactics and plans and withdrawing from the team before Lance ever got there. So much for blaming it all on the evil Texan.
Bruyneel's methodical approach to a race is a bit different than an emotional type rider might choose, since Contador is an emotional type rider I would not be surprised that the two had "discussions" about tactics; the rider might even begin to question why he is on that type of team if his talents can't be let loose.
But what happened once Armstrong came on the scene is something else, Bruyneel now seems to want to tie the two events together and so provide evidence to shift blame solely onto Contador and away from Armstrong.
Seems like a good strategy in dealing with a competitor for the upcoming season. He's trying to get into Contador's head; which I believe is what Armstrong slyly suggested was Contador's weakness. A riders' legs aren't the only thing he races with; so if you can't beat his legs maybe you can beat his mind. I'd look for more of this from the Bruyneel camp next year.