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Old 12-17-12, 20:36
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Well, if that's the only reason - then O.K..
By the way, how do you that?
Bjarne said so
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Well, if that's the only reason - then O.K..
By the way, how do you that?
Even if AC is as mentally fragile as he might seem since the press pushed him to post a video saying that he is sorry, I do not understand why people thin he actually should have done that? he did not do anything remotely illegal or mean?
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Even if AC is as mentally fragile as he might seem since the press pushed him to post a video saying that he is sorry, I do not understand why people thin he actually should have done that? he did not do anything remotely illegal or mean?
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No it was Bjarne who pushed him
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Old 12-17-12, 20:41
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Bjarne said so
I can't remember.
Can you remind me with a link to the statement?

By the way, at the time Contador was riding for Astana. What's Bjarne got to do with Astana?
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Even if AC is as mentally fragile as he might seem since the press pushed him to post a video saying that he is sorry, I do not understand why people thin he actually should have done that? he did not do anything remotely illegal or mean?
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I won't explain you anything, 'cause I'm not saying what you're implying.
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Old 12-17-12, 21:13
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I can't remember.
Can you remind me with a link to the statement?

By the way, at the time Contador was riding for Astana. What's Bjarne got to do with Astana?
Bjarne was in contract negotiations with Alberto during that tour since Andy was busy creating his own team.
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Old 12-17-12, 21:26
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I can't remember.
Can you remind me with a link to the statement?

By the way, at the time Contador was riding for Astana. What's Bjarne got to do with Astana?
As is the norm in cycling, the Schlecks were in the process of forming their own team based out of Luxemborg (something about "Real, True, or Pure Cycling") , thus leaving Saxo/Bjarne on less than good terms and Contador was planning on leaving Astana with Bjarne's team being one of preferred destinations.

Edit: LaFlo beat me to it.

The opinions even among the pro's were divided as far as if there was any real wrongdoing in the Chaingate drama. I really depends partially on where one's allegiances lied prior to the event.
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Old 12-17-12, 21:32
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Bjarne was in contract negotiations with Alberto during that tour since Andy was busy creating his own team.
No link to the statement?
When I see the link, I'll comment Bjarne's professionalism and Contador's personal integrity in this matter.
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Old 12-17-12, 21:53
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No link to the statement?
When I see the link, I'll comment Bjarne's professionalism and Contador's personal integrity in this matter.
http://m.cyclingnews.com/news/riis-r...over-chaingate

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In the book, simply called Riis, which was published by People's Press today, Riis revealed that he was the one who advised Alberto Contador to apologize to Saxo Bank team leader Andy Schleck after the infamous 'chaingate' incident on stage 15 to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

Riis had already put together a draft contract to sign the Spaniard when the incident occurred. On that stage, Schleck dropped his chain at a critical part on the climb of the Port de Bales, and was attacked by Contador, who rode into the maillot jaune and gained enough time on the stage to win the Tour de France.

That night, Riis received a text message on his phone from Contador, who seemed worried that the controversial attack might hurt negotiations. "I'm sorry about the situation. I attacked and went. Hope you understand," the text read as reported by sporten.dk.

Riis replied to Contador, saying that he made a mistake, and in a phone call advised him to apologize, which Contador did.
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Old 12-17-12, 22:01
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Very well.
So, Contador first apologized to Bjarne (in a message), and Bjarne advised him to do it publicly. That's the whole story, isn't it? It differs from: "Bjarne told him...", doesn't it?
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