auscyclefan94 said:True. From what Bruyneel said, who i trust more of what he says compared to LA, Conti doesn't think Bruyneel plays a good tatical game because he continually challenges JB's authority. The guy has DS'd 9 tdf's and many other GT victories. I think he knows his stuff. I don't think Bruyneel even knew who was the leader of Astana or it wasn't decided. All the mixed messages from the riders about the leadership said to me that they weren't decided and there were contradictory messages from the riders which says they were making excuses to cover up the in fighting. Imagine if their was no Radioshack and Bruyneel was locked into his contract at AStana. We'd get some real in fighting. It would also be interesting to see LA ride a tdf without bruyneel or bruyneel being on a different team to LA
I don't have any problem figuring out AC from a language stand point--to the extent one can ever no a person through observing them from a considerable distance (and limited observations). That being said, I questioned JB's tactics this year. Simply because they were counter to every race I'd ever seen him DS. No way he would DS that way on USPS or Discovery. Same will be true at RadioShack. Lance will be #1 and the team will ride for his benefit, and his benefit only, from beginning to end (unless he crashes out or something (I wouldn't wish that upon him or anyone else)). It's not like he was fooling any of the other teams. They knew who the strong man was on Astana. And his name wasn't Lance.
I think it's good that he's moved on with Lance. They work well together and it's no sense trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. AC needs to find a DS that can build upon his strengths and not try to make him into Lance 2.0.