Alberto Contador, Criterium du Dauphine 2010, stage 1

Alberto Contador faces Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France starting on Saturday (July 3), one year after defeating the American in an internal team battle.

Over the winter, the two were separated. Seven-time Tour winner Armstrong formed team RadioShack with his friend Johan Bruyneel and Spain's Contador became the clear leader of Astana, which was fortified under the direction of Giuseppe Martinelli.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.