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Old 02-03-13, 19:50
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Did they need it?
Did Contador?
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Froome got rid of Nibali with ease in the PDBF sprint and also on Peyresoudes. Its ludicrous to think he wouldnt have done it more times if allowed.
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Old 02-03-13, 19:57
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Let's just hope they both go all out in TA to give us a nice little preview of what's to come
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Naturally.
Why ?
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Why ?
Menchov was considered a serious TT threat back then.
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Old 02-03-13, 20:10
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Obviously Froome would have dropped Nibali anywhere he wants.

But does that say that much? Not really.

Nibali is a great rider but he's not the guy who will win the tour in the next years. Too limited.

I'm sure Froome could have dropped everyone in each mountain stage in the tour, yeah the great climbers like Wiggins, nibali, a sick evans, a young van garderen, vdb2, rolland,...

Very impressive, right?

How great Froome is in the climbs will be answered in july. I think he'll try and keep up but fail.

Froome had some 'weak' moments though in the mountans but somehow he overcame it in 10 seconds, pretty impressive.

If Contador drops he really drops then, not evans level but still.
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Old 02-03-13, 20:12
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Who do people think the strongest team will be this year at the tour? Will a Froome led sky dominate once again along with Wiggins, Porte, Henao, Uran et all or Contador with Roche, Kreuziger, Rogers??
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Menchov was considered a serious TT threat back then.
In a 26km ITT

Menchov sucks b@lls in prologues and needs ITTs to be as long as possible. Contador rules shorter ITTs.

And Contador took 52 seconds from Menchov in the MTT.

And after Etna Contador had more than 2min to Menchov, yet he still attacked while wearing the pink
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Take Bradley Wiggins for example, and his claim that he thought Lance Armstrong was clean up until the reasoned decision. I do have a little sympathy for him. While he's not particularly bright or articulate, if you read between his curse words it's clear that he has insecurities resulting from the fact that despite all the measures he took to win the Tour he wasn't even the strongest rider.
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Old 02-03-13, 20:27
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In a 26km ITT

Menchov sucks b@lls in prologues and needs ITTs to be as long as possible. Contador rules shorter ITTs.

And Contador took 52 seconds from Menchov in the MTT.

And after Etna Contador had more than 2min to Menchov, yet he still attacked while wearing the pink
Actually menchov was pretty good in the prologue of the tour 2012.

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