Have to say, every Leipheimer interview I've watched the guy seems so defeated. I had high hopes for him to make the podium, but to hear him speak in advance of the various mountain stages, you'd think he'd given up back at the Prologue. He responds to questions with this Mr. Softie attitude: it's a tough climb, I don't know if I can hang, we'll see. Just doesn't seem to have that killer instinct. Too nice a guy, I guess.