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Old 11-24-12, 14:50
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Gesink was a real climber when he started out, now he's more of a TTer who can hang on in the climbs

Conversely, I still think of Contador as a pure climber who happens to know how to translate that power to a time trial. He's not the grind-it-out type of climber like most allrounders are.
I agree with this. The seeming easy and fluidity of his climbing mechanics has to be taken into consideration regardless of how well he performs in other areas. Climbing is his true gift.
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Old 11-24-12, 14:56
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According to some of the previous poster's definitions, having a pretty good sprint knocks Ricco and Cunego out of consideration.
Schleck and Anton can sprint pretty well too.
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Old 11-24-12, 15:20
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I disagree, a pure climber doesn't have to be a horrible tter
i dont wrote the oppisite

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Gesink was a real climber when he started out, now he's more of a TTer who can hang on in the climbs

Conversely, I still think of Contador as a pure climber who happens to know how to translate that power to a time trial. He's not the grind-it-out type of climber like most allrounders are.
the bold part is true, so it only depends on the train work?
to Contador, maybe thats the definition the all rounder?

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According to some of the previous poster's definitions, having a pretty good sprint knocks Ricco and Cunego out of consideration.
according to my knowledge, Ricco and Cunego is a climber, a natural born climber
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Old 11-24-12, 16:17
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i dont wrote the oppisite
You said that Alberto isn't a natural climber but a natural all rounder. If his tt skills isn't the reason you say this what is? So someone who is a good tter can't be a pure climber
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Old 11-24-12, 16:22
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And you can't say he is a natural allrounder like Merckx because Eddy could win everything. Alberto can only win mtfs and prologues and hilly/mountain tts
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Old 11-26-12, 18:17
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Ricco is a pure doper not pure climber
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Old 11-27-12, 21:49
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Michael Rasmussen = Mr Pure Climber
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