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View Poll Results: When Should Contador aim for Giro/Tour?
Don't do it anymore. 16 21.62%
2013 5 6.76%
2014 24 32.43%
2015 4 5.41%
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Old 12-11-12, 23:35
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I voted 2014, but only if the parcours in both make it feasible.
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In 2014, WC will be in Spain, so I voted in 2015.
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Old 12-12-12, 02:42
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The Vuelta is always a better fit for Contador and it's his national Tour. The reason he had a bad day on the Galibier was probably due to the Giro or maybe some more knee problems which is another reason it is hard to win two grand tours with not much time off in between. Any injury niggles or strains just get worse. I can't see anyone being able to do the double anymore unless it is the Giro/Vuelta.
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He's surely gonna do the Vuelta in 2014, as that's the first race his points will count again
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Old 12-12-12, 08:52
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I think the Giro '13 parcours invites hard racing and it will be tough to win it. Fans will probably like it, so I see similar routes in Italy in the near future making a double very difficult for Contador.

TdF + Vuelta will be more likely.
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I dont think it is doable at all unless he has a sky-like team and i think it is pretty much impossible to do Giro-Tour (Unless Acquarone shows up with a very lame Giro somehow)
I don't think it's a matter of how hard is the GT. The problem is more due to the fact that one cannot hold the peak form for that amount of time, that on the other hand is too short to get you two different peaks.

Probably the only way to do the double would be having a Giro ridicolosuly frontloaded and a Tour 2011-like. In order to win the Giro with the Ardennes form and then build up again for the Tour.
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Never again. IT can only be done Indurain style. Contador always gives it his all tho, so it won't work I'm afraid.
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He's surely gonna do the Vuelta in 2014, as that's the first race his points will count again
Ah good spot.
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Old 12-12-12, 10:15
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Would he skip the Tour in favour of Giro then? Or is Tour and Vuelta more likely for 2014?
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Old 12-12-12, 10:31
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Would he skip the Tour in favour of Giro then? Or is Tour and Vuelta more likely for 2014?
My opinion is that Alberto Contador wants to do the 100th anniversary of TDF to win and he is skipping the giro to concentrate on the big maillot jaune.Perhaps if it is not so tired he will go after the Vuelta number 3 and to be the record holder of the red jersey after he will retire.
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