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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2013 Tour
Alberto Contador 61 63.54%
Cristopher Froome 25 26.04%
Andy Schleck 6 6.25%
Vincenzo Nibali 2 2.08%
Cadel Evans / Teehay Van Garderen 2 2.08%
Ryder Hesjedal 1 1.04%
Alejandro Valverde / Juan Jose Cobo 1 1.04%
Other (specify) 1 1.04%
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Contador was a lot better form wise than Froome was at the Vuelta. Their performances in the TT there doesn't mean much because Froomes form had started it's downward trend due to so much racing.
What about Alberto's 6 (12...) month break?
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I remember someone compared the power data on a diffrent forum from here, from an article. He calculated that Froome output at Tour was 520 watts at maximum. That went down to 480 watts as max power at Vuelta.

He also calculated that Contador was around 515 watts at Vuelta ( with the break, he should improve that - but so will Froome ).

So it's quite even tbh.
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What about Alberto's 6 (12...) month break?
Yeah, he didn't have enough racing days prior to the Vuelta, no argument there. This is probably part of the reason he couldn't drop Purito prior to Fuente De. But Froome's form I think was obviously the worse of the two; I don't think Froome would have finished 10 minutes back if he was in the same shape he was in during the Tour.
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Yeah, he didn't have enough racing days prior to the Vuelta, no argument there. This is probably part of the reason he couldn't drop Purito prior to Fuente De. But Froome's form I think was obviously the worse of the two; I don't think Froome would have finished 10 minutes back if he was in the same shape he was in during the Tour.
Yes I do agree but I just want people to realize not only Froome wasn't at his best.
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Your arguments are sheer dribble Jason
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How would the Vuelta have ended in case Froome had come there in the Tour form? Predictions?
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Hilarious thing is that I communicate within the limits of Russian speaking cycling community for many years and there vice versa most people think Froome is already the strongest climber. It is not so numerous like CN surely, but still..
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Hilarious thing is that I communicate within the limits of Russian speaking cycling community for many years and there vice versa most people think Froome is already the strongest climber. It is not so numerous like CN surely, but still..
Hahahah,they dont know anything about cycling,maybe in july a bit..during the year they watch ice-hockey hah?
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
I am a fan of Afrank's hyping posts!
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Hahahah,they dont know anything about cycling,maybe in july a bit..during the year they watch ice-hockey hah?
Cycling is not popular all to pieces, to my greatest regret, but they are quite knowledgeable.

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The "reality" is that time trialing will hardly matter in next year's TDF. Barring crashes, echelons and whatnot it is quite likely that the very best and most consistent climbers will finish on top. Froome showed that he was a bit stronger than Nibali and Wiggins in that regard. But that's about it.
Froome exponated something more significant than just beating Nibali and Wiggins. I never saw anyone who worked so much on the front during decisive km's [everyone desperately try to hide in slipstreams to save crumb of energy], going full 'steady' blast, when tempo is maximal. Often guys who win GT's don't work so much. On Peyresourde Froome dropped others as easy as pie. It wasn't his matter, just a coercion. What would have been, if he could have attacked — I shudder to think.

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Lollllzzzzzz those russians
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