I like the Tour de France a lot. Every night I enjoy the resume on een : Tour2009.
The main question this year is of course "Armstrong or Contador ?"
One can think that this competition within a single team is very unhealthy.
I don't think so.
First, it's excellent for the team because it's excellent for the sponsors: Astana. Every day that question comes back again and again.
Second, it's an excellent strategy for winning. If the Astana team mates can bring the 2 leaders safely at the top of the race when the real battle can begin, than you can let Armstrong and Contador challenge each other and let the fastest win... Plus : if one of the two leaders has a big problem, chances of winning are not lost for the team.
Now I'm curious to see if what I predict will become true : will Armstrong and Contador have a big fight "à la pédale" in the mountain ? I hope so.
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