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16 Mar 2017 16:03

I foresee a 2nd place in GC ;)
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16 Mar 2017 16:21

Netserk wrote:I foresee a 2nd place in GC ;)


3 seconds behind his team mate? lol
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16 Mar 2017 16:27

Netserk wrote:I foresee a 2nd place in GC ;)

Yeah :p
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16 Mar 2017 16:30

Netserk wrote:I foresee a 2nd place in GC ;)


Hopefully he'll be the bride this time!
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

16 Mar 2017 16:41

LaFlorecita wrote:Image

What do you think ?
Should be more than strong enough uphill but I'm very worried about the TTT. Berto likely will be slightly worse than at Paris-Nice as usual so he really can't afford to lose much time at all if he aims to win.

It will probably be the Trek roster for Le Tour, minus Degenkolb and De Kort. Am I right?
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16 Mar 2017 16:42

Alexandre B. wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:Image

What do you think ?
Should be more than strong enough uphill but I'm very worried about the TTT. Berto likely will be slightly worse than at Paris-Nice as usual so he really can't afford to lose much time at all if he aims to win.

It will probably be the Trek roster for Le Tour, minus Degenkolb and De Kort. Am I right?

I think it is likely we will see Felline, Degenkolb and De Kort instead of Stetina and Gogl.
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16 Mar 2017 16:43

Ouch, yeah the TTT is gonna hurt them. It'll be interesting to see how far his support goes on the hard stages. I'm not just saying it to be funny...I do expect him to be second or third. I know it's a stretch, but I could even see Dennis beating him. If it ain't him, someone will take time from him in the TTT and the other medium mountain stages, and he won't be able to take it all back on the MTF.
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16 Mar 2017 17:15

I don't give 2 shits about this GC. Doesn't seem any possibility to make up for minutes lost in the TTT.

Contador vs the MAStro uphill?
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16 Mar 2017 18:21

Just watched Stage 8 of Paris Nice and at around 53rd kilometer going around a switchback just before Alberto and Pantano's destruction you see on the right Froome taking a selfie. This is confirmed after watching GCN. Sorry could not supply footage
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17 Mar 2017 14:15

I'm most interested in seeing how Mollema integrates with Pantano and Contador, who clearly work well together .
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17 Mar 2017 14:58

LaFlorecita wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:Image

What do you think ?
Should be more than strong enough uphill but I'm very worried about the TTT. Berto likely will be slightly worse than at Paris-Nice as usual so he really can't afford to lose much time at all if he aims to win.

It will probably be the Trek roster for Le Tour, minus Degenkolb and De Kort. Am I right?

I think it is likely we will see Felline, Degenkolb and De Kort instead of Stetina and Gogl.


Add André Cardoso.
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17 Mar 2017 15:31

lenric wrote:
Add André Cardoso.

Instead of ...?
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17 Mar 2017 17:28

This time I don't care the GC, i fear that TTT will penalize him a lot but I hope finally a solo win in the mountains
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17 Mar 2017 18:30

LaFlorecita wrote:
lenric wrote:
Add André Cardoso.

Instead of ...?


Irizar, obviously. Hasn't done anything relevant in TTs since 2012/13.
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17 Mar 2017 18:45

lenric wrote:
Irizar, obviously. Hasn't done anything relevant in TTs since 2012/13.

why does it matter what he's done in TTs? He can still do a great job on the flat which is where Berto needs most help anyway.
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17 Mar 2017 21:58

Decent TTT team, shouldn't put him too much behind, possibly even enough to do better than Sky.
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17 Mar 2017 22:07

LaFlorecita wrote:Image

What do you think ?
Should be more than strong enough uphill but I'm very worried about the TTT. Berto likely will be slightly worse than at Paris-Nice as usual so he really can't afford to lose much time at all if he aims to win.


Looks solid. Brändle obviously will be the motor in the TTT, they should at least limit the time loss.
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17 Mar 2017 23:53

I don't think that they will do too bad in the TTT. Remember that Gent Wevelgem will occupy many of the heavyweight riders on most teams. Brandle, Contador, Mollema is a better foundation for a TTT team than most teams will have and still me of the others are decent too. The problem is it only takes one strong team to be near full TTT strength (like BMC) to completely wreck everyone else.

If he is still in touch, he won't be lacking in climbing support.
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

18 Mar 2017 01:43

LaFlorecita wrote:
lenric wrote:
Irizar, obviously. Hasn't done anything relevant in TTs since 2012/13.

why does it matter what he's done in TTs? He can still do a great job on the flat which is where Berto needs most help anyway.


Because with Brandle, Degenkolb and de Kort on the team, he won't be needing that much help on the flat. Plus, Mollema can lend one hand if needed, making Irizar useless.
On the other hand, there won't be TTT.

He'll need all the help he can get in the mountains, because that's where he'll most likely be able to recover time from Froome. In that sense, and looking at the quality that Sky usually displays in the mountains, the marginal utility of having André Cardoso on the team surpasses that of Irizar's.
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18 Mar 2017 02:17

alberto wins ttt by soloing away from team. superstrong
alberto wins all mountains after froomeydawgy gets atacked by mountain rabbits and fights and eats them and disappears into mountains to live wildman life
the hunt for the dawg will never find him but he lives very happy life with the mountain lions so dont me sad
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