LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 14 July 2009 31 No point in Lance stress insists Tour rival Alberto TOUR DE FRANCE favourite Alberto Contador today played down his rivalry with Astana team-mate Lance Armstrong. The debate over who is the boss of the Astana team is dominating this years Tour, with 2007 champion Contador and seven-time winner Armstrong having both put themselves in a good position heading into the last two weeks. The pair are just behind current leader Rinaldo Nocentini as the field resume today after a rest day in Limoges. Armstrong claimed yesterday there was tension between him and Contador but the Spaniard is refusing to debate the issue. He said: Its a subject which is starting to tire me a bit, its too repetitive. For me there are no tensions -- I am totally relaxed and focused on the competition. I dont feel any tension. But then he added: My legs cannot betray me even once.. If I have a bad day, they (my rivals) are likely to take advantage of that to make the difference. And he also insisted: If Armstrong attacks, I will not be the one to go and get him. Just mates: Armstrong and Contador Khan prepared to fulfil his date with destiny AMIR KHAN believes his entire career has been leading towards Saturdays WBA world welterweight title fight against Andreas Kotelnik in Manchester. Khan has turned his career around after suffering a first-round knockout against Breidis Prescott last September and now finds himself on the brink of the big time. Khan, 22, now under the tutelage of legendary coach Freddie Roach, never doubted that he would get a shot at world glory. I think this day was meant to come, where Im fighting for the world title, Khan said. Its a massive fight for me -- all the other titles that I won were all leading towards this fight. This is the biggest fight of my career. Ferrarialreadyfocusingtheirattentiononnextyearscar FERRARI are ready to start throwing all their formidable resources into next years car. The news comes despite Felipe Massas return to the podium in the German Grand Prix on Sunday for the first time this season. Although the car lacks the pace of the leading Red Bulls and Brawn GPs, the team have made significant strides in recent weeks. But team boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed such progress will soon be halted, with all focus due to turn to the 2010 challenger. With a ban on refuelling from next year, it means another radical redesign is required, and Ferrari are determined that they will not be found wanting again as they were this year. Asked as to when development will stop on this years car, and the attention shift to next season, Domenicali replied: It will be very soon. We have already started some work on the new project, and in the next couple of weeks we will basically move on to that to make sure we do not lose any time. We really want to start with a different pace next time. What a Massa: Ferrari are plotting for 2010 BY JAMES GOLDMAN Lee prepares to stare into eye of the Tiger LEE WESTWOOD must look deep into the eye of the Tiger at Turnberry on Thursday -- and Friday -- if he is to mount a credible Open challenge this weekend. Westwood, Tiger Woods and teenage Japa- nesesensationRyoIshikawawillmakeupthe the most watched trio at 9.09am when the 138th edition of the greatest golfing show on earth gets underway the day after tomorrow and Westwood, the former European No1, knows just how tough that draw really is. He finished tied for 67th last year but will be hoping to go at least as well as he did at Royal Troon in 2004 when he finished fourth -- after being paired with the world No1. The Worksop-born Ryder Cup star, 36, said: A lot of people have been intimidated by playing with Tiger. But Id like to think Im BY NEAL COLLINS experienced enough after 16 years to just focus on my own game, just enjoy the experi- ence and try to get into contention. Youknowatthestartof theweekthatTiger is going to be there or thereabouts come Sunday, so what better place to keep an eye on him than actually playing with him? Westwood was speaking after receiving a cutglassreplicaof theOpensClaretJugfrom the Golf Foundation in recognition of his work with junior grass roots golf. It resembles what Id like to be holding at the end of the week, he said. Im feeling confident and all aspects of my game are good. I liked the course when I played it last Tuesdaybut,likeinanygolf tournament,Ive just got to hole a few putts. Asked what he will chat about with Tiger -- chasing his fourth Open and 15th major -- on the course, Westwood grinned: My favourite football club Nottingham Forest. Tigers a mad fan. He told me that. Together again: Woods and Westwood Live on British Eurosport Poulters dream comes trueIAN POULTER made his Open dream come true at Turnberry this morning. As he came to the 18th green in practice he asked the scoreboard operators to put him top of the leaderboard. And they duly obliged (below). Poulter, last years runner- up, captured the image for his 245,821 Twitter fans. The Hitchin-born 33-year-old said: Ive been taking pictures all day but that ones a bit special -- and it would be lovely to see it up there on Sunday night. Poulter described the course as magnificent and when asked for a possible winning score replied: Level-ish. It does not need to blow much either to be a real tough test. On two holes on the back nine (the 12th and 14th) there are no bale-out areas. Do you tweet? 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