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Old 03-17-09, 12:23
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Lance Armstrong knows what Contador's problem is: he is too nervous! In an interivew on L'Equipe he again said that Contador still had a lot to learn, and „with much respect, he is too nervous! He is too strong to be nervous!“

Is Contador nervous, and why? He certainly didn't have the strongest team at Paris-Nice to support him.

Or is he lacking self-confidence for some other reason? Like not knowing whether he will be captain at the Tour?

Armstrong also said that he wants to ride a good Giro but doesn't plan to peak until the TdF.
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Old 03-17-09, 12:28
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And with that Lance continues to chip away at Contador...this team could be a wreck in July...
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Old 03-17-09, 12:55
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I love this. So begins the more overt portion of Lance's psychological campaign against Contador. Of course Bert is nervous. Like him or not, Lance is a rare competitor with an amazing mind. He will wage war and win. Good times. I enjoy watching Contador climb, and though I am not fond of Lance off the bike, I prefer watching warriors on the bike. Bert is too nice...for now.
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They'll ride together next week in Spain, that should resolve some issues. What i don't get is why Armstrong is constantly talking about Contador. First that bs about some learning he needs to do, he won 3 grand tours, what's he talking about? And now this about him being nervous. It's almost like he is trying to make AC nervous.
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Old 03-17-09, 13:03
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I can't wait for Contador to crush his *** when they race together. Big fan of Lance, but his comments about Contador are getting to be ridiculous. Alberto, this is a game designed to get in your head, don't sweat the small stuff. Lance is just insecure about not being team leader automatically. Work your pedals in Castilla y Leon and the rest will take care of itself.
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Alberto Contador knows what Armstrong's problem is: he is too cantankerous! In an interivew that I just made up, he again said that Armstrong is really old and kind of an ***, and "with much respect, he is too cantankerous!"
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Sheesh, I'd be nervous too having a D.S. joined at the hip with Armstrong, and riding on a team where who rides for whom is open to debate every day - even on race day. Contador, when are you going to wise up? Armstrong is using you as a tool.
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I love this. So begins the more overt portion of Lance's psychological campaign against Contador. Of course Bert is nervous. Like him or not, Lance is a rare competitor with an amazing mind. He will wage war and win. Good times. I enjoy watching Contador climb, and though I am not fond of Lance off the bike, I prefer watching warriors on the bike. Bert is too nice...for now.
Johnny,

don't forget in the first place there were journalists from L'Equipe asking questions.
I also like watching Alberto climb. BTW I have seen him in real last Friday on his way up to the Montagne de Lure.

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If anyone had made comments about Armstrong similar to those he is making about Contador, he would have sh*t all over them. The man's ego knows no bounds.
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Old 03-17-09, 13:28
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Since Mr Armstrong chooses to overlook the obvious, I'll point it out for him.

Unlike LA's Tour run from '99 to '05, what Contador failed to receive at Paris-Nice was the benefit of 7 blue and yellow clad Astana team mates doing all of the work for him until the last 10K. If "Mellow Johnnie" had been in AC's position, that is, isolated with 40K to go, I don't see him faring any better.

To say that his criticism is misplaced is putting it lightly. That, along with Bruyneel apparently beginning to show signs of "taking sides" in this little intra-squad drama, is probably causing AC to start daydreaming of taking the leadership reins for another outfit next year.

This is so 1986 all over again. Hinault (LA) vows to "help" the understudy, Lemond (AC). And we all remember how that turned out.
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