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Old 01-24-13, 18:01
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I don't think anyone predicted he would have been 13th yesterday.

Not even you.

And a Contador in pretty 'bad' shape still can climb on a decent level but his TT usually suffers then way more.

eg. san luis 2012/Tour 2010/ DL 2010
yea the climbing he can do on talent alone but for the tt he also needs to be in form
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Old 01-24-13, 19:16
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I don't think anyone predicted he would have been 13th yesterday.

Not even you.

And a Contador in pretty 'bad' shape still can climb on a decent level but his TT usually suffers then way more.

eg. san luis 2012/Tour 2010/ DL 2010
I disagree partially. His long TT may suffer from not perfect preparation. But 10-20 km is his bread originally. Last year's SantLuis TT propably was the only case where he disappointed in this regard.
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I disagree partially. His long TT may suffer from not perfect preparation. But 10-20 km is his bread originally. Last year's SantLuis TT propably was the only case where he disappointed in this regard.
That's true but the TT was in january and if i'm not mistaken it's only one he has ever done in january.

Because then he really lacks form, still he managed to win 2 MTF pure on his climbing talent.
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January results shouldn't be taken seriously, especially for GC contenders like Contador. Maybe for a classics rider yeah... For example, Contador getting dropped on a mountain stage in January by some unknown cyclist really means nothing. If anything you should be glad he's taking a slow start of the season if he really wants to compete in 2 GTs this year.
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actually it is.
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Hes only 6th on gc, thats not bad. A good day tomorrow could bring him back up.
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Hes only 6th on gc, thats not bad. A good day tomorrow could bring him back up.
I don't think any of the top 10 will lose time tomorrow. It's 17 km from the top of the climb to the finish
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Thirteenth two days in a row... On a MTF and ITT.
Wonder if he's superstitious.
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