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tour centric riders are pathetic and boring, i would certainly be hating on contador if he became armstrong 2.0.

winning all 3 GT's is imo a much greater achievement. imo he should try and win TA, the dauphine, romandie and swiss before he retires as it would make his stage racing palmares absolutely perfect.




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you should try reading posts and see what i was replying too . . .

florecita wanted next years to be contador's 7th win which would be winning every tour since 2007 so it means contador would have become a tour centric rider.

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you should try reading posts and see what i was replying too . . .

florecita wanted next years to be contador's 7th win which would be winning every tour since 2007 so it means contador would have become a tour centric rider.
Was he tour centric in 09 and 10? Honest question.
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All of the best GC riders have always been more or less Tour-centric. Hence why the record of Vuelta wins is still only 3.
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Was he tour centric in 09 and 10? Honest question.
He won Algarve, paris-nice, castilia y leon, basque country. Some he won both times in that period. Podiumed the Dauphine and FW. Won many stages in those races too. Spanish ITT '09.

That was a rhetorical question, right? Well **** lol

Anyone who thinks Contador is only GT minded doesn't know anything of him. He always wants to win, whatever is it. The eneco tour is the best proof.

If the question is about the TDF only, yeah true. But Contador has the balls to do also Giro. '09 and '10 were just very difficult situations. Obviously in '11 he didn't have a choice (steak)
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you should try reading posts and see what i was replying too . . .

florecita wanted next years to be contador's 7th win which would be winning every tour since 2007 so it means contador would have become a tour centric rider.
Florecita was crying in the past because she believed AC could have won 8-9 TdF without Clembuterol saga and was afraid he won't be recognized in the Merckx, Hinault, Indurain etc elite group but at the same time she noticed Armstrong wasn't in that group despite his 7 Tours (few less right now) So she started to appreciate a good number of wins of Giro and Vuelta in his palmares.

The classics add more depth yes, but he isn't dominant in that area, can do a top 10 easily but being 3rd, 7th or 9th didn't mean anything to him at this point so focus his peaks and forces on stage races/Grand Tours is the better option.


However if he has a chance to ride a classic like this year perfect but he was 9th

About one week stage races... He lacks T-A so it's his next goal

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Independent circumstances made Contador do Giro both times. Let's not forget. It obviously was not a voluntary willingness to ride different GT's. He is not Tour centric by his great titles, but he is by his intellection, there's no doubt.

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tour centric riders are pathetic and boring, i would certainly be hating on contador if he became armstrong 2.0.

winning all 3 GT's is imo a much greater achievement. imo he should try and win TA, the dauphine, romandie and swiss before he retires as it would make his stage racing palmares absolutely perfect.
I hate to break it to you but Alberto is pretty tour centric, he only rode other Gts when he was forced to. So you better start hating on him and btw I am ****ed off Alberto missed so many Tours, he could have had the record already and that would have given him a real chance to be one of the greatest ever at the end of his career.

And I think winning 7 Tours is much, much better than winning 3 gts simply because it's 3 vs 7
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I hate to break it to you but Alberto is pretty tour centric, he only rode other Gts when he was forced to. So you better start hating on him and btw I am ****ed off Alberto missed so many Tours, he could have had the record already and that would have given him a real chance to be one of the greatest ever at the end of his career.

And I think winning 7 Tours is much, much better than winning 3 gts simply because it's 3 vs 7
Winning 3 Gt's in the same year will make him more of a legend than winning 4 more tours. That's my take on it.

Although Contador is already a legend.
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Old 12-12-12, 22:01
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We've already seen people winning 5 tours in a row.

I'm not saying it gets old but a real champion should look further and see what remains.

And winning 3 GT's in the same year has never been done before. Just imagine what a great year that would be. The struggle. ****ing awesome.

And if Contador falls, so what? a real champion rises up and becomes even greater.
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