The 2011 Tour de France is only two days away and Mongo has mixed emotions. Of course, I'm going to watch every second I can on tv, and I'll blog about all of my observations and the results on the road, but I'm very cynical about Contador and the further potential harm to the sport should he (and he should) be found guilty by the CAS and his results are negated for 2011...including a likely podium at the Tour.
Anyway, a whole bunch of guys are going to start the race and somebody is going to win it at the end. So...this is how Mongo sees the top ten on GC shaking out. "Write this down!"
10...Tejay Van Garderen (HTC)
9...Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto)
8...Andreas Kloden (Radioshack)
7...Sammy Sanchez (Euskatel)
6...Andy Schleck (Leopard)
5...Chris Horner (Radioshack)
4...Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
3...Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack)
2...Alberto Contador (Saxo)
1...Cadel Evans (BMC)