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Old 02-01-13, 16:52
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Old 02-01-13, 17:22
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I was watching footage of the 2007 Tour when I found this. Alberto must have noticed it, considering what happened in this year's Vuelta
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I was watching footage of the 2007 Tour when I found this. Alberto must have noticed it, considering what happened in this year's Vuelta
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Btw watch out with footage from that tour in this thread, people get always clinic over it.
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Old 02-01-13, 17:57
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I know, I just thought the image was funny/interesting. Did not mean to imply anything that would be considered inappropriate in this part of the forum.
Cheers for warning me though
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Old 02-02-13, 16:32
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How do you think the Saxo Train will perform at the Tour this year? How will it compare to Sky and other teams?

Also been wondering what sort of formation it will take I.e. who will drop off as they climb. I'm guessing Roche might be the last man standing with Alberto but Kreuziger will be up there as well. Rodgers will also.

Can they have as many men left on climbs as Sky?
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Old 02-02-13, 18:34
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Old 02-02-13, 19:27
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Right now we're all assuming that it will be a battle of trains, Saxo vs Sky. I doubt Contador will want that kind of racing; he will probably prefer a very agressive pace on the first km so that he can attack after. A bit like Verbier style. It remains to be seen if that's enough to destroy the Sky train and to make Froome/Wiggins/another-random-Sky-GC-rider break.
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Right now we're all assuming that it will be a battle of trains, Saxo vs Sky. I doubt Contador will want that kind of racing; he will probably prefer a very agressive pace on the first km so that he can attack after. A bit like Verbier style. It remains to be seen if that's enough to destroy the Sky train and to make Froome/Wiggins/another-random-Sky-GC-rider break.
Sky has to prove themselves in stopping Contador, not the other way around.

Besides Contador never needed a train. If he's at his normal level, he can win with a pretty weak team, eg. Giro 2011.
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Old 02-02-13, 20:59
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Sky has to prove themselves in stopping Contador, not the other way around.

Besides Contador never needed a train. If he's at his normal level, he can win with a pretty weak team, eg. Giro 2011.
That's a nice way to put the question. But I agree, he doesn't need the train; at most, he just needs someone to put a very hard pace at the start of the climb.
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Sky has to prove themselves in stopping Contador, not the other way around.
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1 Year out. Not at his best in the Vuelta. Froome looking like he could have climbed the Tour on an elephant. I wouldn't be so sure.
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