If you read the reports, they say Lance dropped back and helped pace Levi up the final climb on Monday's stage. That's NOT TRUE.
If you watched the coverage you would have seen the following
The leaders, including Basso, Deluca, and Menchov were about a hundred meters ahead of a disintegrating field. With Sastre on his wheel Lance attacked out of his group, which included Leipheimer. At some point Sastre countered Lance and got across to the Menchov group solo. Lance kept chasing and 15 seconds or so later got onto the group himself. As soon as Lance got on Sastre made another accelereation and Lance GOT DROPPED.
After he got dropped he looked back to see where the next group on the road was. He then eased up, collected himself, and spent the remainder of the stage pacing Levi.
The problem is that Lance has made it known that if you challenge him or question him, he's going to blackball you. That goes for team directors, riders, race organizers and the press. The writers are so afraid of being lumped in with Kimmage and Walsh, that they'll print anything to put Darth Armstrong in a positive light. Leipheimer, playing the role as the abused wife in denial, is happy to go along offering quotes of "thanks" ?!.
Its really sickening.