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Old 12-09-12, 14:41
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Cancellara didn't ride at LBL. So that only leaves the Tour. Hilarious how people still think he cares about his teammates after abandoning them in the Vuelta 2010. Wasn't in much form in 2011 Tour and abandoned in the 2012 Tour.

Oh and Contador doesn't need Cancellara, he has already won 7/8 GTs despite Cancellara helping his rivals. Matteo Tossato is a much cheaper buy and did a good enough job in the Giro 2011.
2012 tour he abandoned because his wife was going to be giving birth and he wanted to be there for it. And it's not like either of the Schlecks were contending for the overall and needed his help. As for 2011 tour, there's not much he can do if he's not in the form needed to do it. So those aren't the best examples of him not caring about his teammates. Plus he's shown countless times off and on the road that he does.
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Old 12-09-12, 15:27
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Wiggins wouldnt have been able to defend the jersey on his own without a strong team. Naive to think otherwise. The only reason that there se so fed serious attacks was god sky kept them all on check. They would have attacked him left en right, ascending, descending, early and so on and hé would have cracked. Only a constant semi-high tempo made him able to win. No wiggins victory was sky victory more than the other Way around

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Old 12-09-12, 15:50
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2012 tour he abandoned because his wife was going to be giving birth and he wanted to be there for it. And it's not like either of the Schlecks were contending for the overall and needed his help. As for 2011 tour, there's not much he can do if he's not in the form needed to do it. So those aren't the best examples of him not caring about his teammates. Plus he's shown countless times off and on the road that he does.
Lol, he abandoned to prepare for the Olympics. If he really cared that much about his wife he would've been with her in the final 2 weeks and focused on the Vuelta instead.

Besides Maxim Monfort took a helicopter during the Tour to see his newborn kid and then returned to the Tour. So I call bogus on that.

He had no reason not to be in shape during the Tour of 2011 by the way.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 12-09-12, 15:58
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Wiggins wouldnt have been able to defend the jersey on his own without a strong team.
Lol, and who would have won the Tour then?
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Old 12-09-12, 16:02
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wiggo discussion in the alberto thread
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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 12-09-12, 16:13
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Lol, and who would have won the Tour then?
Some other dude. No Way to tell. Race would have been totally different without a strong sky. But it most likely wouldnt have been wiggins if sky had been mediocre
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Old 12-09-12, 16:16
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Lol, and who would have won the Tour then?
Someone who wouldn't abandon after having to react to attacks I suppose. So that excludes Bratley Wiggins already.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 12-09-12, 16:42
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Someone who wouldn't abandon after having to react to attacks I suppose. So that excludes Bratley Wiggins already.
LOL!!! How about the guy who ended up third in the podium?

PS: Can a mod transfer this comments to the Wiggins thread?
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moved the posts from the contador thread discussing wiggins to it's proper place, continue the discussion here.
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moved the posts from the contador thread discussing wiggins to it's proper place, continue the discussion here.
Excellent, thanks!
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