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Old 09-02-12, 17:06
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All he has to do is have Saxo push the pace until the last 5km, and then do one big attack and sustain it, and he'll win La Vuelta. As simple as that.
Yes, he still has 2 chances to make a gap of 20,30 seconds.
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Old 09-02-12, 17:11
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If Saxo Bank put a superhigh rhytm in San Lorenzo and Cobertoria only saving Majka for the final climb and then Contador attack for a medium distance Purito will crack. Except the three final kilometres Cuitu its a Contador climb, but he needs to tougher the race since San Lorenzo, put Purito in a real effort of more than a half hour.
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Old 09-02-12, 17:25
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 09-02-12, 17:27
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Tail wind tomorrow in the last climb. This will ease any attemp to ride tempo, as Pajares is almost a motorway and is very exposed to wind.



Like Covadonga, Pajares-CuituNigru has two downhill sections, although they are a bit further from the finish. It's either attack with 4kms to the summit of Pajares or wait to the final ramp.

Unlike Bola del Mundo, the tarmac here is new (works finished 10 days ago) and in good condition. But that means nobody has done it on a road bike in reconaissance rides. Let's see if anyone makes a mistake with their gear selection.
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Old 09-02-12, 17:42
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Contador needs to start his stinging attacks much earlier, but the climb doesn't lend itself to such a tactic.
Too many lengthy, flatter sections for recuperation.
Anyhow, another session of track stands and sprints, tomorrow.
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Old 09-02-12, 17:45
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Contador needs to start his stinging attacks much earlier, but the climb doesn't lend itself to such a tactic.
Too many lengthy, flatter sections for recuperation.
Anyhow, another session of track stands and sprints, tomorrow.
He needs to send all his good team mates on the climb before the final MTF. And perhaps try an attack at the final part of that climb(don't know the name of it).

Jrod isn't a very good descender from what I've seen of him in the past. Maybe Contador should try and put the pressure on him there. It's how Eddy Merckx won the Tour in 1971. It was raining that day however.
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He needs to send all his good team mates on the climb before the final MTF. And perhaps try an attack at the final part of that climb(don't know the name of it).

Jrod isn't a very good descender from what I've seen of him in the past. Maybe Contador should try and put the pressure on him there. It's how Eddy Merckx won the Tour in 1971. It was raining that day however.
And we need a Dutch to fall on top of Purito
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And we need a Dutch to fall on top of Purito
I was thinking about Noval actually.
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I was thinking about Noval actually.
No, no, it has to be Dutch, tall, slim and from a different team. We all know someone that fits that role
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No, no, it has to be Dutch, tall, slim and from a different team. We all know someone that fits that role
But is Gesink heavy enough?
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