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Old 11-30-12, 15:20
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I don't see how anyone can criticise Contador's performance in the 2011 Tour. He won many fans on that day to Alpe d'Huez, myself included. That was as courageous a move as I've seen in a Grand Tour, up there with Floyd in 2006. He attacked whenever he could, I seem to recall him having a go on downhill finishes when the Schleck's held back and lost time.
Schlecks didn't hold back on Gap stage they were cracked and dropped...Alberto style!
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Old 11-30-12, 15:22
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Would like Nibs to be there also but fear he would be outclassed
Who's to say he has already peaked? But then again, he won't be there contesting the 100th Tour, what a shame.
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Old 11-30-12, 16:47
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i was a nibali fan much before it was even remotely close to be cool. so y'all just a bunch of pretenders on that department
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Old 11-30-12, 17:24
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how can you forget the biggest fan of Contador in Brazil?! Put me in this list!!
Don't fret. This is a self appointed list. Alberto knows who's carnal and a fan..
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Old 11-30-12, 17:25
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Don't fret. This is a self appointed list. Alberto knows who's carnal and a fan..
Do you also want to be in the family?
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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Old 11-30-12, 17:57
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Fans need Contador. Vast majority of fans. IMO ASO are indifferent cos the Tour is doomed to be successful and profitable with him and without him. They won't take away WC from French teams for Saxo.
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Old 11-30-12, 18:04
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i was a nibali fan much before it was even remotely close to be cool. so y'all just a bunch of pretenders on that department
You were a nibali fan back when he was a boring overrated wheelsucker who's annual season aim was top 10 in the tour. Yep really something to be proud of
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Old 11-30-12, 18:08
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I would like to see Froome, Andy and Alberto all at top form battle it out myself It would be amazing to watch. Would like Nibs to be there also but fear he would be outclassed
He's outclassed. Not enough climber and not enough TT.

Besides he tends to always overestimate himself, it's awesome to see but you gotta know your limits. Lack of experience, I guess.

He's pretty much Sami with no sprint.

But he knows his place "The only guy i'm afraid off is Alberto Contador" He said something like that, you gotta love those quotes
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Old 11-30-12, 18:16
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Quadrofoglio d'Oro, no idea what it is, a twitter peep said it was some prize for cyclists who've made a mark in the sport

Alberto looks fit to me
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

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Old 11-30-12, 18:42
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Fans need Contador. Vast majority of fans. IMO ASO are indifferent cos the Tour is doomed to be successful and profitable with him and without him. They won't take away WC from French teams for Saxo.
my opinion is that saxo will get invited.
but sadly you are right, we're talking about aso here. they've let USPS slaughtering the field but didn't invite poor marco with his mercatone in what could have been little bit of happines in his already devastated heart.
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