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View Poll Results: Best exhibition of any rider since 2007.
Andy Schleck Galibier 2011 14 13.86%
Tom Boonen Roubaix 2012 12 11.88%
Alberto Contador Fuente Dé 2012 16 15.84%
Fabian Cancellara Roubaix 2010 26 25.74%
Philippe Gilbert Liege 2011 1 0.99%
Carlos Sastre Alpe D'Huez 2008 5 4.95%
Ivan Basso Zoncolan 2010 5 4.95%
Alberto Contador Verbier 2009 11 10.89%
Alejandro Valverde Plumelec 2008 0 0%
Other 11 10.89%
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it doesn't change essence. The strongest climber is one who gains the time on high mountains. That was Rodriguez.
Well said sir! Looking better on Andy's avatar by a mile.
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Purito wasn't the better climber, he was just a better sprinter. When did purito take time on Contador?

Contador dropped purito a few times but he always came back with the better sprint at the end. That's it.
30 seconds-ish on Bola Del Mundo & 20 seconds on the Jaca. Plus he dropped him on the Barcelona stage. So no, not just sprints.

These are facts, but don't let it get in the way of your narrative.
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Old 11-28-12, 22:02
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for me its stage 17 of the TDF 2010 , contador and schleck going head to head up the col du tourmalet was awesome viewing , and showed the world of cycling how far ahead of every other rider they are when fully fit .

roll on july and pray they are both fully fit and we may just see the race of the century .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL8dk...6ektzmM-eBICnQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4I0a...feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkQv-...feature=relmfu
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Old 11-28-12, 22:05
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. To say that purito had it in the bag cos he had a 15s lead with the main mountain stage still to be ridden is stretching it.
I wasn't saying that he had it in the bag. Contador could have gone from the the bottom of the climb and totally cracked him (and with AC that is not even that far fetched) but I felt that purito had it to stay with him on that climb and in fact he even dropped him.
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Old 11-28-12, 22:11
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Best win of the last five years?

Cadel Evans - 2010 Giro d'Italia - Strade Bianche/Poggio Civitella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBReED12OXQ&list=UL
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Purito just totally cracked on Fuente De, he didn't underestimate Contador. If he could've followed why did he get dropped by Valverde? Who finished within 6 seconds of Contador by the way.

It doesn't matter if you were stronger on all the other mountain stages if you're not consistent.
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Voted for Cancellara P-R 2010 but for me it is Mikel Nieve at Val di Fassa at the 2011 Giro, then Cancellara at the 2010 Worlds TT.
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I just love Giro 2011, Stage 19. Contador pure class, on many levels.
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Btw another difference in this **** measuring contest is that schleck did it on a stage designed to be stage of the decade. Contador did it on just about the 1 stage the organizers did not want a gc battle on.

Conclusion: contadors is longer.
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I just love Giro 2011, Stage 19. Contador pure class, on many levels.
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Don't know the interview your referring to, but everyone knows that his attack was a last effort for him to win the race. If his move had been caught it would probably have been planned for Frank to then go. But if the original plan had been to just set up Frank for a attack they would have waited until the last climb, or the 2nd to last.
I would think that if the idea was to work for Frank, then the further from the finish Andy initiated his attack, the more fatigued would Evans/BMC be once Andy was eventually reeled in, setting up Frank to put as much time into Evans as possible. An attack any later wouldn't potentially result in the gains that Frank would need to cover his inability in the TT.
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