Alberto Contador made his break as the Tour de France entered the Alps on Sunday and he may well have decided the race in his favour.
Enough with the nagging mind games: that’s basically what Alberto Contador told Lance Armstrong when he moved ahead of the American with a brutal attack in the final ascent of the Tour de France seventh stage.
Lance Armstrong was agonisingly close to taking the yellow jersey for first time since his last Tour de France triumph in 2005.
It is THE question the Tour de France caravan has been asking in the crowded restaurants of Monaco: Can the returning Lance Armstrong really live in peace and harmony with Alberto Contador, the 2007 winner and the American’s team leader?
Last week, Alberto Contador did not win the Dauphine Libere, a warm-up race for the Tour de France. He finished behind Alejandro Valverde and Cadel Evans and that you might think that would be a big worry with less than a month to go before the Tour starts on July 4 in Monaco.