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View Poll Results: Is Froome The only rider who can take down Contador in the tour?
Yes. 42 27.45%
No (specify which rider). 71 46.41%
Contador can't be taken down in the tour. 28 18.30%
Contador is lucky that Wiggins will ride the giro (lol option) 12 7.84%
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Old 02-05-13, 23:01
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Default Is Froome The only rider who can take down Contador in the tour?

In a lot of threads this discussion is going around so let's put it in here.

Yeah there's a poll, can't resist

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What no one is tossing the great Tour winner Evans well me either.

Purito, (if he can switch teams in time)
Valverde, (at least was close at the Vuelta)
Wiggins, (if he can kick he post Tour bad habits )
Froome, (the last one of the pack)
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No. Is Froome, at this point, the biggest threat to Contador? Yes, but he is not the only one that I could see ending up beating him.
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Rodriguez and Andy Schleck can't yet be ruled out.

If they are there, that is
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Rodriguez really should have beaten him at the Vuelta, but Katusha dropped the ball.
Schleck, on form, may be able to outclimb him.
And the next generation will take over sometime - Pinot, TJVG, Talansky etc.
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With luck, some names can beat him, not just Froome. Still, you forgot the Vino option and that's just unforgivable
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It always seemed obvious to me that it is a 3 man race. Al Andy and Chris.

Purito is simply not going to challenge. Dont get why his name is thrown around. Neither is Valverde who if Unzue plays it right wont even be top finisher for his team.
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Rodriguez really should have beaten him at the Vuelta, but Katusha dropped the ball.
Schleck, on form, may be able to outclimb him.
And the next generation will take over sometime - Pinot, TJVG, Talansky etc.
Problem was, with that Vuelta route there was no stage where they could offload the jersey to a breakaway for a few days. The only stage really suited to a breakaway was the Covadonga one, and that was too close to the end of the race to be suited to giving enough time to offload the jersey as they'd need to pick it up again the next day to Cuitu Negru. That meant Katyusha had to defend the jersey every day for two weeks. Not surprising they ran out of gas in the end.
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It always seemed obvious to me that it is a 3 man race. Al Andy and Chris.

Purito is simply not going to challenge. Dont get why his name is thrown around. Neither is Valverde who if Unzue plays it right wont even be top finisher for his team.
Why would you consider Andy and not Purito?

Andy will lose 1'30-2'00" on the 30km ITT, Purito maybe 30" more.
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