|When Contador's at his best, very, very few riders can stay with him in the mountains. However, he claims not to be at his best with the Tour de France just around the corner.|
Contador, one of the best climbers in the professional cycling world, has been making similar complaints ever since the Giro. This is likely to provide ammunition for those who believe his success has been due to doping - he faces an appearance before the Court for Arbitration in Sport in early August following a test sample that was found to contain miniscule traces of the banned bronchodilator Clenbuterol in last year's Tour, and if he can't perform well this year there will be muttered suggestions that this is because he's stopped using performance-enhancers since then. On the other hand, if he does well, there'll be accusations that he's still using them so he's damned either way.
Like he says, it is unknown. We'll all have to wait and see.