With this Tour all but over, it is clear that the boys from Astana will part ways just as fast as they can pack and catch a taxi to the airport. Lance will go to Radio Shack (I’m sorry with all due respect to the electronics company, I’m having trouble with this one) Johan will probably follow. I expect Johan to pack a few other Astana riders with him on his flight to the US.
The question on everyone’s lips is where will Alberto Contador end up? We heard the strong rumors of home team Caisse d’Epargne before the Tour. Even Jonathan Vaughters was rumored to be negotiating with the Spanish rider. One thing is for sure, with his palmares, there will not be a shortage of suitors for the best Grand Tour rider in the game today. The question will move from who to how much?
Starting a cycling team? Better go back to your sponsor for some more cash and get ready for the biggest auction cycling has seen in a while!