He’s known round our house as “Wee Bert Contador” on account of someone once describing him as “that wee lad who rides with Armstrong” last year.
2010 is going to be a bugger of a year for him if you believe some of the more partisan pieces of criticism of him, such as these two beauties from Versus:
Armstrong vs Contador – Wisdom vs Knowledge – Joe Parkin
Mass Exodus Leaves Team Astana in Shambles – Bob Roll
I can see where Joe is going with his piece, not that I entirely agree. Bob’s I’ve gone long on salt with. Cyclocosm has done a great analysis, thus saving me the typing: Versus’ War on Contador.
Which leaves me more time to marvel at the wheels on Wee Bert’s new ride in Specialized’s promo reel (neat use of CC subtitling btw) which I clocked over on Bianchista
De-badged Zipp 1080s is my guess. An utterly preposterous wheel to be be out on a training ride on. But he’s Wee Bert, so he can get away with it.
I really hope he gets to this year’s TDF in full form and without all the ball-ache of 2009. Not easy when co-habiting with Vino in a Kazakh team, but it can’t be any worse than last year is supposed to have been, can it?