Radio Shack? I guess I better run down to one of those stores and check out a phone jack or something.
Today's time trial certainly proved that Alberto Contador is a country mile ahead of every other rider in the Tour in terms of talent and speed. He stomped the shizzle out of the first part of the course and then turned on the Spanish turbos for the final leg. Time trials like that are so hard because you don't want to slow down, but you can't take the chance of going too hard and blowing up.
Lance surprised me again. At the halfway mark he was slowing down, but he was so much closer to the leaders by the end, it was a phenomenal. Lance is so amazing, he always finds a way to get it done without getting carried away by all the hype and diversions...and people need to understand just how much Lance is surrounded by diversion.
And how about Wiggins? This Tour has been a dream ride for him. Unfortunately, I think that dream will turn into a nightmare on Saturday when the road turns to Mt. Ventoux. The team has worked really hard to get him into this position. I also think Bradley is baked....just looked at how he fell off after the half-way mark today. I hope it doesn't happen because he's really been impressive so far.
It's funny how the Euro's are really picking up on the Contador story and how he pretty much abandoned his team the other day. With two brutally hard stages still to go, Alberto should maybe think about what would happen if his own teammates started riding against him.
He's confident for sure, but he needs to understand that in the future, when he's no longer with this team, that it might not be so easy. Being this successful without Johan could be tough and next year he's going to have the same riders who have helped him get where he is today going against him – it will be like the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse chasing him down with Lance as the lead rider! Yes, he's winning now, but winning another Tour – especially on another team – might not come so easily.