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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 12-12-12, 11:14
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He'll need a soft Giro to do that. And he'll need to be defensive, conservative and save as much energy as possible for the 3 weeks - is that a Contador I'd want to see?

Nope.
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In 2014, WC will be in Spain, so I voted in 2015.
Even better with WC in Spain. A rare opportunity to win the triple crown. If there's no chance for treble of the GCs, then there's classic triple with Giro - Tour - WC.
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He'll need a soft Giro to do that. And he'll need to be defensive, conservative and save as much energy as possible for the 3 weeks - is that a Contador I'd want to see?

Nope.
But it would awesome Tour, then.
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Old 12-12-12, 14:04
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He'll need a soft Giro to do that. And he'll need to be defensive, conservative and save as much energy as possible for the 3 weeks - is that a Contador I'd want to see?

Nope.
You know Alberto will never be defensive and conservative
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You know Alberto will never be defensive and conservative
It happens if his form / opponents' form requires that.

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You know Alberto will never be defensive and conservative
what about 2008?
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what about 2008?
He just couldn't do better. And doesn't the exception prove the rule?
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It happens if his form / opponents' form requires that.
So he won't do it when he isn't forced to. Exactly.
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Even better with WC in Spain. A rare opportunity to win the triple crown. If there's no chance for treble of the GCs, then there's classic triple with Giro - Tour - WC.
The road race course itself is too easy for.contador. His rainbow opportunity is in the tt, but that ain't no triple.crown.
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Old 12-12-12, 14:27
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I'm sure in 2014 or 2015 he will go for all three. If he can avoid injury, there is no reason he shouldn't at least podium them all even if he only wins one or two. In any case, he should race the triple to emulate Sastre's awesome career.
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