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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 02-06-13, 01:03
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Valverde, Rodriguez, Gesink...I'm tired now...

PS: I didn't see, who's the OP again?
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Why would you consider Andy and not Purito?

Andy will lose 1'30-2'00" on the 30km ITT, Purito maybe 30" more.
for a sec i thought you were serious.
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Purito will never forgive what Alberto did to him in Fuente Dé.
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No one will beat Contador if he arrives in top form unless he has considerable bad luck. The only person who can beat Contador is Contador by turning up and not being at his best.
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for a sec i thought you were serious.
How much time do you think Purito will lose in a 33km TT to Contador and Froome? He was around 2minutes back in the Giro on Pinotti (who got moto-paced?) over a similar distance so 2-2'30" on those two would seem reasonable.
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Purito will never forgive what Alberto did to him in Fuente Dé.
I'm curious, why?? Riders like Contador are there to win above anything else, that means exploiting any weakness...Purito (unfortunately) only has himself and Katyusha to blame.
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How much time do you think Purito will lose in a 33km TT to Contador and Froome? He was around 2minutes back in the Giro on Pinotti (who got moto-paced?) over a similar distance so 2-2'30" on those two would seem reasonable.
Its not even about the tts. They are a big reason of course but there's also the fact that the tour de France is less 1k at 15% and more 20k at 6%. Long drags.

He also doesn't have the team contador has.
No bonus seconds - which he relied on in vuelta and giro.
He doesn't have the ability to drop his competitors further than 500m out. How's he supposed to take any time? Make a minute on the ttt (and then somehow hold that through the itts and mountains ?



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I'm curious, why?? Riders like Contador are there to win above anything else, that means exploiting any weakness...Purito (unfortunately) only has himself and Katyusha to blame.

Before this gets out of hand, rodriguez was the most graceful loser I've ever seen post fuente de heaping massive praise on contador for the attack. He certainly doesn't seem to think he has anything to forgive.
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Purito and Schleck will lose too much in the TT's to threaten Contador (Cost them both GT's in the past and will hurt them badly again in this years tour). For me it's a two way fight between Froomy and Alberto.
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Before this gets out of hand, rodriguez was the most graceful loser I've ever seen post fuente de heaping massive praise on contador for the attack. He certainly doesn't seem to think he has anything to forgive.
Hence my curiosity Hitch.....Purito is a true sporting professional, he knew berto got the better of him and was incredibly gracious and praiseworthy in defeat.
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