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He just couldn't do better. And doesn't the exception prove the rule?
only for those who couldn't provide a real proof
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only for those who couldn't provide a real proof
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I doubt that Contador will be willing to push himself and race when he knows he wont be near at his best like in 2011. He should focus on winning the Tour first never mind the Giro
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I doubt that Contador will be willing to push himself and race when he knows he wont be near at his best like in 2011. He should focus on winning the Tour first never mind the Giro
Omg I hope you are not serious
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Omg I hope you are not serious
Secure what you have first. The Tour really is not that easy to win tbh, apparently it is the hardest race in the world in fact. Fact is that he has not won it for the past two years so we have to wait and see.
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Secure what you have first. The Tour really is not that easy to win tbh, apparently it is the hardest race in the world in fact. Fact is that he has not won it for the past two years so we have to wait and see.
In fact he has not won it for the past 4 years but we (all sane cycling fans) know he will have by far the biggest chance to win if he is at his best. Of course things like crashes, bonks, mechanicals and crosswinds can spoil the party
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In fact he has not won it for the past 4 years but we (all sane cycling fans) know he will have by far the biggest chance to win if he is at his best. Of course things like crashes, bonks, mechanicals and crosswinds can spoil the party
Firstly no one knows how good Contador is after his ban. His Vuelta performance certainly would not have sufficed to win the Tour. Also there are new contenders and a variety of factors. Without getting into a scrap riddled with subjectiveness a Contador whilst being likely can be prevented by a lot of factors and is nowhere near a certainty until we see going up against his rivals.
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I doubt that Contador will be willing to push himself and race when he knows he wont be near at his best like in 2011. He should focus on winning the Tour first never mind the Giro
Alberto finished fifth in that tour 3'57" back. He lost 1'20" in the first stage. 2'37" remains. He lost 24" in the TT. If he had had a better team they could've limited it to 10". 2'23" remains. He lost 1'35" when he bonked/cracked/whatever it was on Galibier. That leaves us with 48". Can we be certain that he wouldn't have been able to take 48" on Evans if he hadn't been injured, hadn't crashed a dozen times, hadn't been forced to attack and waste energy in a descent??

And don't forget that Giro was a super hard one, Alberto didn't hold back one bit (he could've just followed after Etna if he had known he could ride the tour too) and it were stressful times for him of course.

So I do think he could do the double.
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Firstly no one knows how good Contador is after his ban. His Vuelta performance certainly would not have sufficed to win the Tour. Also there are new contenders and a variety of factors. Without getting into a scrap riddled with subjectiveness a Contador whilst being likely can be prevented by a lot of factors and is nowhere near a certainty until we see going up against his rivals.
I would like to know then why would Alberto be worse now after his ban? He was only out for 6/12 months.
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I would like to know then why would Alberto be worse now after his ban? He was only out for 6/12 months.
I wasn't the one worried about how he would perform at the Vuelta . I think you could find enough people who were worried about just how good Contador would be when he came back.
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