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View Poll Results: Could Contador win the Giro, Tour and Vuelta in one season?
Yes, he defintely has a good chance. 5 4.27%
Yes, but he only has a good chance with the "no points" rule dropped. 0 0%
Probably not, but if anyone can, it's him. 50 42.74%
Probably not, but he has a slight chance with the "no points" rule dropped. 3 2.56%
He simply cannot do it. 59 50.43%
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1. He will need an easy Giro, relatively easy tour (a couple of mountains to break the tters) and a super easy Vuelta with perhaps only 1 hard mountainstage
2. he'll need a SUPER team to soft pedal him through all 3
3. he will need a perfect winter, without any form for injury or sickness (he can't loose 1 daay of preperation)
4. He'll need some badass luck
Seems do-able...
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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If Merckx couldn't do it, then Contador can't either.
To be fair, in those days the Vuelta was in April. Merckx was too busy killing everybody in the Classics to really give it a go.

The only way I see this working is to hold all 3 in one go, in a calendar year rather than one year.

The most likely way is to win the Tour and then hold on for the Vuelta (the slower average speed of the Vuelta péloton makes this more likely than the Giro-Tour double) - two of the 2007 Tour top 5 were top 5 in the ensuing Vuelta (Sastre and Evans), while Sastre won the Tour then podiumed the Vuelta in 2008 (and I think we'd all agree that peak form Contador > peak form Sastre). Then, after that, focus on the Giro the following year.
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Wait, you're saying he'll never win the Tour again?
He is. And that's a pretty fair assumption only not if based on his arguments.
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Yeah, I was looking back at Merckx to see if he'd done a simultaneous triple, thought he had for a minute, then realised that the Vuelta was at a different time.
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He is. And that's a pretty fair assumption only not if based on his arguments.
You think AC won't ever win the Tour again? I'm confused.
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You think AC won't ever win the Tour again? I'm confused.
I've posted this before.

Alberto will be kept out of next years Tour one way or another.

Then after that he's on the decline and the opponents come into their best years.
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

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Seems do-able...
Not if he is going to force through a Noval/hernandez participation in every GT he is doing... love Jesus and Benjamin but they don't cut it im afraid
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Not if he is going to force through a Noval/hernandez participation in every GT he is doing... love Jesus and Benjamin but they don't cut it im afraid
But Jesus is so awesome............
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But Jesus is so awesome............



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Navarro (2010 shape)
CAS (in super shape)

the only ones from Saxo i would have on Contadors team if he tried...
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