Carols wrote:Good article. He sounds confident and amusing while giving full credit to the competition. Indeed with a few attacking riders (Spanish Armada) and a more difficult parcours it could be a very different race than 2012.
Loved this line:
And this shows both humor and an opportunist attitude, instead of attack at all costs:
The man surely doesn't sound as if he thinks he's beaten
I read the article as you have. He sounds like he really is where he wants to be and has a tactical plan to achieve his goal.