Lance made his return to road racing this weekend at the Tour de Gruene. He looked fit and cranked out a 28.8 MPH opening TT. Not bad for his first TT!
No question his return is great for the sport. A lot of people think he represents the “old guard” of cycling but I don’t buy it. He was the most tested cyclist on the planet and never tested positive. Until I see some hard proof I think he raced clean.
I still don’t think he can comptete with Contador in the high mountains of the Alps. I will be shocked if Lance is the team leader for Astana when the tour roles around in July. Although I don’t exactly see him playing the domestique role either!