No doubt that Lance is approaching the Tour exactly as he should, but by playing it so conservatively, it makes for a dull-ish event.
He hangs back and lets the lesser lights finish well ahead of him and his closest competiors in each stage. Lance thus wins Yellow Jersey after Yellow Jersey. And he hasn’t won a single stage as yet.
I know, I know, you can counter by saying that’s exactly what the top 5 or 6 (or more) other guys are doing, too. But it sure doesn’t make the Tour de France very exciting.
Oh well, maybe Lance is just too good.