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View Poll Results: Schleck vs Contador in 2013
Alberto Contador 71 77.17%
Andy Schleck 13 14.13%
Other, for those who never vote but like to click buttons. 8 8.70%
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Old 12-26-12, 03:29
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Not at all, we just prefer to root for Andy as opposed to Contador.


Why would Contador be angrier than Schleck? He won the Vuelta and showed he still had it, Riis went out and got him a real team, Saxo got into the world tour; I'd say things are going pretty well for him. Schleck on the other hand had a terrible season, his closest ally and brother may get suspended, and his team is falling apart and likely will only last one more season.

I'd say it's pretty clear who has more rage to use at this point.
When contador angry it shows on the road. With andy.. he 'got the fire in his belly' all right.. but that's about it, doesn't showed anywhere. Maybe because he ate some spicy food..
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Why would 2013 be any different than prior years?

My memory might be a bit clouded but I cannot recall a mountain stage where Schleck dropped Contador, with the obvious exception of stage 18 up the Galibier in the 2011 TdF. The very next day he lost time to AC (though not as much as he gained the day before).

He climbed as well in 2010, but I don't think he ever took any time out of AC.

I don't know their respective race schedules, so I am assuming they will only meet in the TdF. Zero chance he beats AC in 2013.
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Why would 2013 be any different than prior years?

My memory might be a bit clouded but I cannot recall a mountain stage where Schleck dropped Contador, with the obvious exception of stage 18 up the Galibier in the 2011 TdF. The very next day he lost time to AC (though not as much as he gained the day before).

He climbed as well in 2010, but I don't think he ever took any time out of AC.

I don't know their respective race schedules, so I am assuming they will only meet in the TdF. Zero chance he beats AC in 2013.
Why would 2013 be the same as prior years? A lot can happen, just because Schleck wasn't able to beat him in prior years (with the exception of 2011) doesn't mean it is impossible for him to beat him in 2013.

Contador was also dropped on stage 12 of the 2011 Tour.

He took time out of Contador on stage 3 and stage 8 of the 2010 Tour.

They will also both race Tirreno.
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Why would 2013 be the same as prior years? A lot can happen, just because Schleck wasn't able to beat him in prior years (with the exception of 2011) doesn't mean it is impossible for him to beat him in 2013.

Contador was also dropped on stage 12 of the 2011 Tour.

He took time out of Contador on stage 3 and stage 8 of the 2010 Tour.

They will also both race Tirreno.
Thanks for the corrections. I forgot about those stages, especially the Luz Ardiden stage in 2011.
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Contador was also dropped on stage 12 of the 2011 Tour.
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... having cooked up an allegedly injured knee before.
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Why would 2013 be the same as prior years? A lot can happen, just because Schleck wasn't able to beat him in prior years (with the exception of 2011) doesn't mean it is impossible for him to beat him in 2013.

Contador was also dropped on stage 12 of the 2011 Tour.

He took time out of Contador on stage 3 and stage 8 of the 2010 Tour.

They will also both race Tirreno.
stage 3 of 2010 tour? You're going use that? Shows how desperate you are

stage 8 2010 tour? Schleck took 8 seconds?

stage 12 of tour 2012? injured knee, ride giro. Yeah cool story bro

Schleck never beat Contador in anything besides tour 2011. You've no evidence to support your claim whatsoever.

But reject common sense and use your imagination
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stage 3 of 2010 tour? You're going use that? Shows how desperate you are

stage 8 2010 tour? Schleck took 8 seconds?

stage 12 of tour 2012? injured knee, ride giro. Yeah cool story bro

Schleck never beat Contador in anything besides tour 2011. You've no evidence to support your claim whatsoever.

But reject common sense and use your imagination
roundabout opened the poll in the summer. 80% forum members voted that the knee was made up in order to justify a probable failure. How could you comment this?

Pffff, Schleck made Contador take a risk and make fatal mistake in 2010. About what are we talking. The victory in all respects.

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... having cooked up an allegedly injured knee before.
And lets play the "get your excuse in first game"

The harsh reality of this thread is a scrap between the nearly 80% of people who voted Contador and the rest. None of us have the ability to accurately predict what will happen this coming year so we go on history and it tells us that on every occasion over the scope of a season Contador easily has the beating of Schleck (and everyone else for that matter) over the scope of a grand tour, everything else is nonsense!

Can't believe this thread is still going!!
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roundabout opened the poll in the summer. 80% forum members voted that the knee was made up in order to justify a probable failure. How could you comment this?

Pffff, Schleck made Contador take a risk and make fatal mistake in 2010. About what are we talking. The victory in all respects.
He fell 2 times that week, that is eligible to affect something on this top-level. Btw are you forgetting he rode the hardest giro in a long time?
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He fell 2 times that week, that is eligible to affect something on this top-level. Btw are you forgetting he rode the hardest giro in a long time?
The Giro hardness is opponents and contention primarily and only then parcours. The contention was away. What's the use of parcours when they rode Fedaia and Finestre like a slightly intensive training?

Not necessarily. One can crush harshly and fly over the cobbles on the next day.
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