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View Poll Results: Who Will Win Tirreno Adriatico?
C.Froome 50 33.11%
C.Evans 15 9.93%
A.Contador 42 27.81%
V.Nibali 15 9.93%
J.Rodriguez 13 8.61%
Other 16 10.60%
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Old 02-19-13, 20:22
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offopic... excuse.. but

I would like to know how the things are btw Roche and Benatti @ saxo... did you remember?!

"Roche found himself outside the Liquigas team bus, waiting for Bennati. In front of the assembled media, Roche grabbed him by the throat, told him to show some respect, and if he didnít understand that the priority was the yellow jersey on Rocheís team, then he didnít understand cycling; the message being, donít mess with Roche."
Wow!!! When did all this occur? Do you have a link to this?
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I'd swear that you didn't start following the sport until you appeared on this forum based on some of your posts. The bolded part above I must be misunderstanding what your meaning/intent might be. Certainly you don't think Contador was at his limit while riding up Ventoux?
None of 5-6 main guys were on their limit on the Ventoux. Armstrong was dancing on the pedals quite freshly. Armstrong looked better than Frank, So Contador sacrificed a POSSIBILITY of stage win. More precisely Contador and Andy did it.
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None of 5-6 main guys were on their limit on the Ventoux. Armstrong was dancing on the pedals quite freshly. Armstrong looked better than Frank, So Contador sacrificed a POSSIBILITY of stage win. More precisely Contador and Andy did it.
You do realise that everyone dropped besides AS, Contador and Armstong. You're not really good at counting

So you admitting it after all. Well yeah andy aswell although i think Contador would have tried at least to get away from him.

And he always succeeded to do that in that tour but for whatever airstream reason you prob think that's not the case, right?
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You do realise that everyone dropped besides AS, Contador and Armstong. You're not really good at counting

So you admitting it after all. Well yeah andy aswell although i think Contador would have tried at least to get away from him.

And he always succeeded to do that in that tour but for whatever airstream reason you prob think that's not the case, right?
It is irrelevant, because the ascent was tactical and very slow. The final podium was already known from 8k to go.

Yes, Armstrong was not the reason why they decided not to fight for that stage.
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None of 5-6 main guys were on their limit on the Ventoux. Armstrong was dancing on the pedals quite freshly. Armstrong looked better than Frank, So Contador sacrificed a POSSIBILITY of stage win. More precisely Contador and Andy did it.
No one is saying that Contador would have DEFINITELY won on Ventoux but had he not been burdened by having to escort Armstrong and ensure his 3rd place in the gc there is a good chance that he would've have won the stage if that was his intent from the beginning of that stage. Andy hadn't shown to be his equal, Armstrong certainly hadn't shown any evidence of being in the same neighborhood as Contador in the mountains and considering that the Pellizotti almost made contact with Martin and Garate before running out of gas, I'm quite certain that Contador could've done the same. Andy would've been too busy trying to help Frank in his efforts to take Armstrong's 3rd step on the podium to really concern himself with Contador going for the stage win. Frank was obviously Andy's priority on that stage as Armstrong, unfortunately was Contador's.
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