Your post left me a bit misty eyed and touched. I feel the exact same way.Red Rick said:I didn't see it. I don't know if Contador has said anything afterwards, and frankly a way better indication of current shape is too close to go in all out panic mode right now. He looked fine in Andalucia, he looked fine in Catalunya. Tomorrow we'll know more, and even if he totally blows tomorrow it's not out of question there's something wrong.
I'm not in denial. I recognize that Contador is ageing, and that the true glory days are behind us. But I refuse to lose my **** every time he gets dropped uphill.
He's 34. It's been 10 years since he first won the TdF. He's not gonna last forever and time is gonna hit even harder sooner rather than later. But I'm gonna cheer for whatever fireworks he has left in him. Cause any man can have talent, but I ain't a fan of talent alone. Alberto Contador is more than ability alone, and I'll cheer him on for whatever fights he puts up. And I guess the time that that should be enough, is also coming sooner, rather than later.