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Old 12-09-12, 01:16
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Sky didn't pull Wiggins at 'certain mediocre watt level'. Stop wishful thinking and positioning Wiggins like anti climber. It is getting sort of self-deception. He would have won the Tour even without such a strong team simply at the expense of TT.
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Keeping safe works for flat mostly.
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Could anyone call me a stage when team could help Contador? Personally I can't remember what could happen better for him say in 2011 if he had a proper team.
You answered your own question. Instead of riding at mid-pack because Riis knew he had to save his team for the mountainous stages and for later in the Tour, a strong team would have had Contador closer to the front and protected, likely avoiding the multiple crashes that he experienced and the exhausting chases to regain contact with the peloton that ensued as a result.
Maybe he would've had a bit more in the tank to hang on on the Galibier stage and if he still felt the urge had just that bit more in his legs to actually win on Alpe d'Huez.
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Sarcasm? Which team had comparable to sky resource and could damage Wiggins?? There was no any team.

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You answered your own question. Instead of riding at mid-pack because Riis knew he had to save his team for the mountainous stages and for later in the Tour, a strong team would have had Contador closer to the front and protected, likely avoiding the multiple crashes that he experienced and the exhausting chases to regain contact with the peloton that ensued as a result.
Maybe he would've had a bit more in the tank to hang on on the Galibier stage and if he still felt the urge had just that bit more in his legs to actually win on Alpe d'Huez.
Not, I wouldn't have asked if that had been so simple. Save who and for what? Save overly weak Navarro and Hernandez for the climbs? It is not their work in principle to defend from the case of Karpets. Tozatto or Noval had to be next to. It was a standart team ack of coordination. Such misfortune could easily happen no matter how strong the team is. Team can not protect its rider in any situation. It is impossible. As for crash on the 1st stage, I don't know what team a rider should have so they pull back a leader into the peloton, when fresh peloton goes full blast at 60 km/h. It is just unluck. Again we are saying about protection on flat. Neither Kreuziger nor Rogers will do this job.

To me, those crashes were rather signs of fatigue and lack of concentration than weak team. Though, no one compares Noval and Tozatto with Voigt, Cancellara and say Hincapie as flat domestiques. First 2 are considerably weaker.

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Yeah..I like it,it is much better than usually.

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Stop it guys!
This is Alberto's thread,not the thread of this english superman called Bradley Wiggins


Lets talk something about Alberto.Tomorrow is The Day,Protour or proconti?I think the tense is on both sides.I hope we will get the information soon
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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
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