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Old 01-15-13, 20:46
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Well, he is the defending champion, Froome has a 2nd at Tour and Vuelta as best results and Contador hasn't won the Tour since 2009 (2010).
Since when does that **** matter? Especially since Contador is the greatest GT-rider of this generation and the fact that he wasn't there in '12.

Just ridiculous.

Is anyone talking about hesjedal for the giro?

Cool pics btw lol
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Old 01-15-13, 21:35
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lol @ Paulinho and Noval
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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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lol @ Paulinho and Noval
are you really surprised?

there has to be a reason why a guy that at 24 won an olympic medal being the only rider capable of following bettini on a hilly course leaving behind nobodies like ulrich, vino, valverde and erik dekker amongst others only became an anonymous domestique.

his only shown of talent after that was the 06 vuelta, which happened to be his first GT and still is his best performance ever in a GT.

a friend of mine who knows him says he has the ambition of your average garbage picker never tried to improve or impose himself in a team.
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looks like Paulinho swallowed a LOT of aggression (or something) over the winter. he's going to be useless....
Who is the fat guy on the left hand side of the pic? Please tell me that isn't a cyclist! Dude needs to lose 50lbs to be normal weight.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ4tyw3t-Pk

Clinic aside, talking about what he said at the end.

5:10 It will be a tougher race to win for Wiggins when Contador comes back

I would say pretty much impossible lol, and then he says Froome will be this year stronger and such. Not even adressing the whole issue that Froome was actually way better in the climbs

He's right though that tour 2009 had a way harder field.

But come on dude, Wiggins is the challenger. He and Froome need to prove themselves. It's like they make it out that it's reverse.

Maybe i'm looking too much into this
Walsh is British--you do know that right?
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Are these two travelling around the world together now? First Dubai, now Argentina then what....?
"Capri" C'est fini. Don't worry it will get to a point when Alberto will go and the other'(S) won't be able to follow him.
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Walsh is British--you do know that right?
Really?
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are you really surprised?

there has to be a reason why a guy that at 24 won an olympic medal being the only rider capable of following bettini on a hilly course leaving behind nobodies like ulrich, vino, valverde and erik dekker amongst others only became an anonymous domestique.

his only shown of talent after that was the 06 vuelta, which happened to be his first GT and still is his best performance ever in a GT.

a friend of mine who knows him says he has the ambition of your average garbage picker never tried to improve or impose himself in a team
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similar things can be said about Popovych

just change the Olympics with roubaix U23 and the Vuelta 06 with the Giro 03
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are you really surprised?

there has to be a reason why a guy that at 24 won an olympic medal being the only rider capable of following bettini on a hilly course leaving behind nobodies like ulrich, vino, valverde and erik dekker amongst others only became an anonymous domestique.

his only shown of talent after that was the 06 vuelta, which happened to be his first GT and still is his best performance ever in a GT.

a friend of mine who knows him says he has the ambition of your average garbage picker never tried to improve or impose himself in a team.
I think a manager like Riis will change that. Seeing Paulinho work during the Vuelta 2012 was a joy, and surely he looks like he found more joy in riding his bike now, than he have for a very long time.
Canīt wait for the season to start
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