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Old 02-24-13, 19:54
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T.Dekker and Kashechkin however....

However I'll keep hoping
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It is quite laughable to consider Froome or Evans prepared better than Contador in this part of the season.
I also think we can not say that one was better than the other. In my opinion they had different goals.

Contador tested his legs and opponents. And just confirmed that the great adversary in July will Frome.

Evans showed that can still do a big tour,

Frome showed that will be a trusted leader in July.

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T.Dekker and Kashechkin however....

However I'll keep hoping
Kash = the winner of the giro 13

T. Dekker = totally overrated
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T.Dekker and Kashechkin however....

However I'll keep hoping
at least TD won in sarthe...kash will win only tomorrow in the morning
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Old 02-24-13, 20:23
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Imo it's not Contador that's become worse, it's his aggressive racing style, which nowadays is totally ineffective. He's facing a much stiffer competition than in the last few years, so he needs to be more conservative. In the Vuelta he was lucky he was racing against competition who had their bad days as well, Froome on the other hand can rely on an alien recovery system. If Contador goes berserk on each Tour MTF this year, Froome will turn on the diesel, close the gap and leave him behind. Anyway, tires will be smoking this summer...
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Imo it's not Contador that's become worse, it's his aggressive racing style, which nowadays is totally ineffective. He's facing a much stiffer competition than in the last few years, so he needs to be more conservative. In the Vuelta he was lucky he was racing against competition who had their bad days as well, Froome on the other hand can rely on an alien recovery system. If Contador goes berserk on each Tour MTF this year, Froome will turn on the diesel, close the gap and leave him behind. Anyway, tires will be smoking this summer...
Yes, its's good to see attacks, but since the Vuelta they have been aggressive but fruitless. He seems to put more effort into them than in previous years (you see the aggression in his face) but they generally fail. Attacks in Giro 2011 for example look easy for him I.e. no visible signs that he is struggling. I don't know what this indicates
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Yes, its's good to see attacks, but since the Vuelta they have been aggressive but fruitless. He seems to put more effort into them than in previous years (you see the aggression in his face) but they generally fail. Attacks in Giro 2011 for example look easy for him I.e. no visible signs that he is struggling. I don't know what this indicates
Giro 2011 competition < Vuelta 2012 competition
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Giro 2011 competition < Vuelta 2012 competition
I chose Giro 11 as an example but meant most GT's pre ban
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Old 02-24-13, 21:07
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I chose Giro 11 as an example but meant most GT's pre ban
In that case, this thread really belongs in the clinic.
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Old 02-24-13, 21:27
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Contador has to be very agressive, because it is the only possibility to win the Tour. He won't win the Tour in time trials. Someone expressed an idea that Contador should choose one or two X day to put extra effort and gain the time. To me, that would be quite misspent because one can not guarantee his significant edge on one particular day. In addition, if Contador doesn't attacks, Froome will make a move. It is almost guaranteed.
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