mr. tibbs said:Absolutely. Two seconds. And here's how it breaks down:
Stage 1 ITT: Contador gains 22 seconds
Stage 3, Flat w/ a freak split: Armstrong gains 41 seconds
Stage 7, Mountain-top finish: Contador gains 21 seconds
Which of the above indicates a rider capable of winning the Tour? Cavendish also gained that 41 seconds on Contador in that stage--should he be considered Columbia's team captain for the GC?
So far, Contador has made up time where it matters; Armstrong has made up time basically by accident. Armstrong is very good at talking through the media, and that has helped his cause a great deal, but Contador actually lets his legs do the talking. In all instances where strength mattered, Contador has proven stronger.
Lances time gane was no accident, but was because of Contadors error... And Lance could have followed Contador if he attacked on stg 7, only he promised not to! Lance is the real leader in the peloton! Contador will never be as respected