Welcome! I don't really agree that the TTT completely shut the race down. I still think Schleck has a shot. The other thing is, the current state of affairs is going to force Cadel, Menchov and others to ride aggressively in the mtns, so at least they should be exciting. Also, no one really knows how well Armstrong will climb. This is slightly off-topic but I'm not 100% sold on Contador. I believe the only results that matter when guaging a riders Tour chances are his Tour results. I've seen too many Giro and Vuelta champs flop in the Tour. Contador has won 1 Tour and that was by the back door because of Rasmussen. Don't get me wrong, he's probably as good as everyone thinks, I'm just saying lets wait till the mtns to see for sure.One last point- I think people sometimes make too much of how you need teammates in the mtns. Evans can follow whatever Astana rider is driving at the front just as easily as LA or Conti. Lemond won the 89 Tour with a team that makes Lotto look like 9 Eddy Merckx clones.