All the guys that got caught: You dopes!
I'll stay well away from the politics, as this is supposed to be a sport.
Ballan: Had a scorching Classics run, riding with guts and being ready to lose to win. He then went on to work selflessly for Bennati.
Cancellara: His days in yellow would have been nothing more than the result of a great prologue if it were not for that gutsy win in Compiegne. That win made the yellow run a great inspiration and showed the man has balls.
Andy Schleck: Rode a brilliant Giro, always in the right place at the right time and not at all afraid to work when the circumstances dictated it.
Contador: This may change if his links to OP materialize, but seeing him ride up and down the group and looking into the other riders' eyes to gauge them before taking off is just brilliant. That last day of Paris-Nice was pure class.
The last rider I saw do that in 96 was that lying B*stard Dane called RISS.
Up and down and away up the mountain.......Clever to join a German T eam