Okay, who in here didn't expect to see this happen? I was always sure there'd be a reason he won't reach Paris. Crash, illness, extreme poor form, doping investigation... Something, anything, even a harsh word sent his way and he'd pack his bags.
What does this say to us? For some diehards, nothing new. He was always short on form this year, and last year, and the year before that, but he is just rebuilding for next year... Just wait you see. For me, like others, nothing new. He was always on his way out, just cashing the checks until Trek doesn't want to send it anymore, and he'd ride (or abandon and get on a car) into retirement at... What... 28?