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Old 02-03-13, 14:13
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Following your scheme, I would just call Rodriguez #1 favorite, otherwise it doesnt work
you just can't be without discussing all things alberto...
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Old 02-03-13, 14:14
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Was he really working that much more than Wiggins? Yes he was directly in front of Wiggins most of the race but then had Porte and Rodgers et al in front of him.

I acknowledge that he was a better climber than Wiggins but you have implied before that the pace set on the climbs dictated that it was impossible to launch lasting attacks, and that is the formula that will keep Alberto and Andy at bay this year?

Froome faltered on La Toussuire and around the same time Pinot and a variety of other riders are flying off the front
Wow, apparently we see different races or I see all the things differently.

It is a matter of necessity primarily. Why does one need to drop everyone on the climbs if one gained 2-3 minutes in TT and has one more in the bag? Do you seriously think one would attack in this situation?

I don't know it depends on how much Froome had in the tank while towing Wiggins. One can interpete this very differently. My opinion is he had a lot in his arsenal to surprise many people. But directors shouted to ride in a steady tempo and he had to obey.

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Froome faltered on La Toussuire and around the same time Pinot and a variety of other riders are flying off the front
Poor tactics. It is like Contador and Rujano on Finestre if you like.

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Following your scheme, I would just call Rodriguez #1 favorite, otherwise it doesnt work
If Rodriguez could time trial as well as Wiggins, Froome and Alberto then that might be valid

But he can't.
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Old 02-03-13, 14:15
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All this talk makes it sound like 2007 Contador is returning.
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Old 02-03-13, 14:19
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All this talk makes it sound like 2007 Contador is returning.
Contador 07, 09 or 11 would be fine ftw. Probably 10 as well
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Old 02-03-13, 14:20
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Contador 07, 09 or 11 would be fine ftw. Probably 10 as well
Contador would have gone nowhere if Sky were on Etna.
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Old 02-03-13, 14:27
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I don't get why you guys fixed certain stationary places for riders in this improvised hierarchical stairway. Sorry, but measuring the guys by Nibali does not hold water IMO
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Old 02-03-13, 14:33
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Contador would have gone nowhere if Sky were on Etna.
Scarponi, the eventual number 2, couldn't follow the pace, every Sky rider but Wiggins and Froome would be smoked immediately
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