Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Armstrong in, Contador out (probably) at Astana

The newly un-retired Lance Armstrong looks set to join the Astana cycling team. This is a bit of a shame for their other big signing of the year, last year's Tour winner Alberto Contador, who has hinted he'll be offsky if this happens.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/7632837.stm

2 comments:

Chris Kall said...

Contador can climb in a hole for all I care. The boy has no class. After his victory at the Vuelta, he was critcising Levi for his strong performance in the final TT and hinted that Levi was a "wheel sucker." Poor form to discrespect a loyal teammate that was instrumental in his victory. I hope Contador leaves Astana and Lance & Levi kick his backside next year.

matt said...

I have to admit to only following the Tour that closely, so missed out on that. It does sound pretty ungrateful though.

I still have no real concept of what Armstrong's going to be like, post-retirement. I wonder how much fitness (and maybe even hunger) you lose in those years out.