Velophoriacs already know I'm a big fan of Levi Leipheimer and what I only half-jokingly refer to as "his race," the Tour of California (about to start this Sunday! You can view it online for free here with pretty good Tour Tracker software). There was nice interview with him and Alberto Contador about being teammates with Lance Armstrong, and about LA's chances in the ToC. Leipheimer does a good job of saying "I think I can take this race" without actually offending anyone. Contador takes a similarly tactful approach.
It becomes increasingly apparent to me that Armstrong was wedged into the Astana team with a crowbar -- one jointly forged by him and director sportif Johan Bruyneel.