Well, he's an offensive player, no doubts. I saw him talking with Cadel, probably wanting some help. Cadel didn't help, give Andy that. About the downhill, yeah, he was faggy but that's 'cos he's not good... and it is kinda dangerous to go down sometimes.
But let me remind you, Mint, what happened last year, when Andy lost time with his chain. That was the only reason he didn't win last year. And no, I'm not saying Alberto should have waited for him (this is not a friendly race) but Andy could have gone bitchy with that attitude and he did not. He kept things cool.
He did bitch last year though. Contador is just quite devious and clever. After that stage he wrapped his arm around Andy and smiled at him...giving Andy no choice but to go along with it.
I think Contador probably should have waited. It is cycling etiquette to wait in that circumstance.
Andy should have won last year's tour anyway though. He was stronger than Contador but didn't have enough killer instinct.
And yeah Cadel didn't help because it would have been stupid for him to help tactically. Cadel knew that Contador was no threat while his lead was only about 1 minute, and it was smarter for him to sit on Andy's wheel and try and attack him at the end to try and get some time back. On the other hand Andy had to do everything to try and gain more time on Evans because 57 seconds is quite precarious for him. Frank Schleck did the exact same thing to Cadel earlier in the stage and in the stage yesterday to the summit of Galibier so it's a little rich of Andy to whinge about it.