Huh, dumbest thing eh? Well, take the fact that LA couldn't ride any mountain in the tour without a tow except when he exhausted everyone in his team making them ride for him and not the ACTUAL team leader (or yellow jersey wearer, whichever you prefer)...only to attack his faithful super domestique Kloden to try and ride across the gap to Contador. I don't know what tour you all were watching, but good ol' Mr. Armstrong couldn't go with the attacks of the Schlecks. Then the very next day, even Phil made comment on how LA was talking to Frank...stating possibly the coming across to Team Radioshack next year. Yes I know, very speculative...but then on the Ventoux vying for a podium, Frank all of the sudden had nothing!? The shear sense of possibly taking the 30 seconds back on LA and standing on the podium with his brother wasn't enough to even really try all but once? Andy certainly had the look about what the hell is going on with you Frank...let's go!
Oh wait,...maybe it's just the aura of Mr. I've won 7 TDF's and that no one is supposed to attack me because they need to respect me. All this crap about being the team player when Contador attacks. He just couldn't go, because he certainly wasn't riding for the team when he dropped Kloden trying to bridge after Kloden had pushed his **** up every climb throughout the tour. Subsequently costing Astana a 1st, 3rd and 4th position in the tour. You won't hear that ever because we all have to respect Mr. 7 TDF's! That is a good team player right there for you...role model for all the younger riders out there...NOT!