This reminds me of LeMond in 1992. Going backwards on the climbs. I hate to see it. I wish he had not placed so much on this one race. He's been there, done that. He's had a pretty good year otherwise (really good if it wasn't for Valverde), so I hope this doesn't turn into a "he must retire now" thread. Might as well say the same for Quintana, because he's out too.
Bardet will ride it.
Even if he doesn't, Contador's career as a GC contender is over. Today was another proof of that. Martin and Uran ahead of him is just too bad. Even you, if you can open your eyes, will be able to realize it.
Now let him finish his career with 1 or 2 stages in the bag. That would be quite a beautiful ending.
Unfortunately he put so much on this one race, so it is what it is. Less than one year ago, he totally mixed up the Vuelta and affected everything, ultimately changing the whole race. So even though he's looking bad in this Tour, I think he still has some great rides to give.