An Apology to Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador,

I apologize unreservedly to you.

I take back all of the times I screamed your name in vain,

substituting the ‘o’ in your surname for another vowel, that is not A, E or I.

I take it all back.

I take back my anger at chain gate,

where you (in my opinion),

deliberately, knowingly, unsportingly rode ahead of Andy Schleck when he lost his chain in the 2010 TdF.

I take it all back after Stage 7 of the 2013 Criterium du Dauphine.

You could have taken Sanchez on. You could have rode ahead and made Froome follow you and you could possibly have left him behind.

But, no.

You stayed with Michael Rogers, your team mate and helped him secure third in the GC.

You were the perfect team mate, the perfect leader.

I apologize, whole heartedly.

 

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