The Reuters global sports blog
Alberto Contador reminds me of Rafael Nadal. He speaks softly, he is very polite, some would say he is a kind lad. He is all those things, and, just like Nadal, once he gets on his turf, he is all but a killer.
Contador said before starting Paris-Nice, a race featuring several Tour de France contenders, that he was not here to make his point within the Astana team.
He knows that his leadership has been threatened by the arrival of Lance Armstrong, who happens to be one of Johan Bruyneel’s best friends. And Bruyneel is the one calling the shots at Astana.
Bruyneel said, however, that the best rider would lead the squad on the Tour. Well, here’s a flash: the best is Contador, there’s no doubt about it. What he did on Sunday’s opening time trial on Paris-Nice was simply stunning.