After dismissing him as a contender for this years Tour de France here, I am starting to feel a pang of guilt when it comes to Andy...
As I write this the full impact of his Dauphine flop is getting more and more journalists more and more feverish.
Not content with being dropped on a third cat climb on day 2 he is now over 9 minutes adrift of the leading time in the time trial... that is before any of the real favourites get to the finish.
But is it right that celebrate the demise of this once promising grand tour contender? What has gone wrong to cause this collapse in form and morale?
There are a number of factors I see in play here, none of them will be new to you or radical in any way. But combined they paint the picture of a man in turmoil and I would suggest if he can come back and win the Tour now it will rival Greg LeMonds comeback in 1989.
So what next for the man we all seem to love to hate?
Will he finish the Dauphine? I think he has to now or his place on the start line in Liege might not be secured.