I remember watching Cadel Evans crumble under the pressure of being the favourite in the 2008 Tour de France, including delivering the great line "don't stand on my dog or I will cut your head of" to a journalist.
This year I was silently hoping he would win, but did not believe he would be able to live with Schlecks or Contador in the mountains, or would crack again if he had defend the yellow jersey. I was so happy watching him trounce all the GC contenders in the Grenoble time trial.
I use to feel pretty good about the Schlecks certainly in when compared to Contador, but after learning that Frank had paid about 7000 euros to operacion puerto doctor Eufemiano Fuentes I have felt uneasy about them. Okay so no doping was proven, but 7000 euros for 'training advice'! And I know Andy is not Frank but they do seem to be carbon copies in many ways.
The redemption of Cadel Evans from being the moaning so and so of 2008 was that he developed a sense of humour about that Tour. On his website you could buy the following "don't stand on my dog" t-shirt until it sold out. He even models it!