The obvious answer is that he is now thinking about retirement, and is wondering what he really wants to have done before he says goodbye, and that's the double/tripleThe Hitch said:Every time this argument keeps coming up, I keep thinking. If the double is so much more important than another Tour. Why didn't Contador go for the double in 2014 or 2013? In fact even in 2012 he said wasn't going to do the giro if he wasn't banned.LaFlorecita said:"Decisive"? tell me, 6 or 7 GTs/8 or 9 GTs, is it a big difference?SeriousSam said:Some people think Ronaldo is better than Messi. Some of those are content with just feeling that way without being bothered by the fact that the public does not agree. But others care, they want history to remember Rondaldo being better, which requires a broad consensus that goes beyond Ronaldo's ardent supporters. If you are the former wrt to Contador's achivements, there's nothing to discuss really. If you are the latter, don't fool yourself into thinking another Tour victory won't be decisive as to how the wider public thinks about his legacy.
The double would mean 1000x more for his legacy than "just" another Tour win.