Lance Armstrong will be riding for Astana in the coming year. Astana is a Kazakhstan team that has riders like Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer. I wonder how Contador will deal with this because until Armstrong’s announcement, Contador was the No. 1 rider. Contador says in an interview:
Sharing a team with Armstrong would be “seriously difficult,” says Contador. “I believe that I have won the right to ride as a team leader, without having to win the post,” he asserted. With Armstrong it could produce a difficult situation, because Armstrong would want the team to ride for him, at my expense, he explained. All the same, Contador said, “it is my intention to ride out my contract until 2010” with Astana, though he admitted that he had received good offers from other teams. Can Armstrong win the Tour? “It would be very difficult, but not impossible,” believes the 2007 Tour winner.
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