It seems he wants us to, but can we really count Lance out?

He’s a master tactician I wouldn’t put anything past him

Count me out, says Armstrong
MADRID: Seven-time Tour of France winner Lance Armstrong believes, at 38, he has little chance of beating arch-rival Alberto Contador of Spain to win an eighth title this year.

“It would be very difficult. I’m 38, Alberto is 27 and he’s improving every year. I know it, people know it, Alberto knows it,” he told Spanish newspaper El Pais.

I’m not sure if I buy it. To me it seems like he is trying to play like a lame duck, or perhaps take off some media pressure.

Any other opinions?