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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

20 Mar 2017 18:26

When I read there's TTT at Catalunya... ow boy, Contador will start from the backfoot again! Kinda making it hard for him to win overall if you give someone like Froome ahead to begin with.
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20 Mar 2017 18:27

I've checked the weather, change of rain is the same for 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. The only difference is that the wind direction changes from SE to ESE, but that's unlikely to matter much.
Edit: in fact the wind shifting to E means the last few teams will have a tailwind in the 2nd half of the course


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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

20 Mar 2017 18:58

Jelantik wrote:When I read there's TTT at Catalunya... ow boy, Contador will start from the backfoot again! Kinda making it hard for him to win overall if you give someone like Froome ahead to begin with.

froome will not contend the GC
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

20 Mar 2017 19:40

rick james wrote:
Jelantik wrote:When I read there's TTT at Catalunya... ow boy, Contador will start from the backfoot again! Kinda making it hard for him to win overall if you give someone like Froome ahead to begin with.

froome will not contend the GC


Im not buying that, he is to greedy not to and to prove some dominance to AC and show Sky he is the leader. Its his personality as a racer. Not saying its a bad thing, just saying its his thing.
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

20 Mar 2017 20:23

Colonel wrote:
rick james wrote:
Jelantik wrote:When I read there's TTT at Catalunya... ow boy, Contador will start from the backfoot again! Kinda making it hard for him to win overall if you give someone like Froome ahead to begin with.

froome will not contend the GC


Im not buying that, he is to greedy not to and to prove some dominance to AC and show Sky he is the leader. Its his personality as a racer. Not saying its a bad thing, just saying its his thing.


Usually if Froome is contending for the GC he'd be quite far up the results on a sprint stage and I believe today he was near the back, seems like he's just using the race for fitness
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

20 Mar 2017 20:24

Hayabusa wrote:
Colonel wrote:
rick james wrote:
Jelantik wrote:When I read there's TTT at Catalunya... ow boy, Contador will start from the backfoot again! Kinda making it hard for him to win overall if you give someone like Froome ahead to begin with.

froome will not contend the GC


Im not buying that, he is to greedy not to and to prove some dominance to AC and show Sky he is the leader. Its his personality as a racer. Not saying its a bad thing, just saying its his thing.


Usually if Froome is contending for the GC he'd be quite far up the results on a sprint stage and I believe today he was near the back, seems like he's just using the race for fitness


Or he has been told to stop meddling in the sprints.
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20 Mar 2017 20:41

Oleg Tinkov is a very sick men.

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20 Mar 2017 20:52

rei_da_montanha wrote:Oleg Tinkov is a very sick men.

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If that's actually him he's probably just looking for some limelight that he's been lacking.
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20 Mar 2017 20:56

GraftPunk wrote:
rei_da_montanha wrote:Oleg Tinkov is a very sick men.

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If that's actually him he's probably just looking for some limelight that he's been lacking.


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20 Mar 2017 21:00

rei_da_montanha wrote:Oleg Tinkov is a very sick men.

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He's a **** idiot.
It's fun to see the Spanish spamming his social media though :p
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20 Mar 2017 21:57

rei_da_montanha wrote:Oleg Tinkov is a very sick men.

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That's genuinely sad. I've dislike for someone certain riders - I could understand a little negativity, but this level hatred is weird.
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21 Mar 2017 11:35

That's comical a drunk, prepotent Russian insulting the Spanish.
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21 Mar 2017 16:01

Contador must now focus in a stage win.
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21 Mar 2017 16:02

Looks like the best we can hope for is a stage win - yet again! At least he won't finish 2nd on GC, lol.
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21 Mar 2017 16:10

As i said some days ago, it is not matter of GC.
He needs Lo Port win with good advantage to clear doubts about TdF
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21 Mar 2017 16:21

Matteo. wrote:As i said some days ago, it is not matter of GC.
He needs Lo Port win with good advantage to clear doubts about TdF


Probably this, but even that I don't think is a tremendous indicator either way this early in the season. My main hope is that he can just stay on his bike. :razz:
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21 Mar 2017 16:41

Matteo. wrote:As i said some days ago, it is not matter of GC.
He needs Lo Port win with good advantage to clear doubts about TdF

Dauphine will be crucial in my opinion.
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21 Mar 2017 19:02

LaFlorecita wrote:Looks like the best we can hope for is a stage win - yet again! At least he won't finish 2nd on GC, lol.


I'm a bit tired of having him always start at the back foot. He's not young anymore, so he needs to have everything at least going his way. If he starts at the back foot again in TDF, well forget about winning it, maybe we'll see him doing something crazy for the show. But for once, let's win it...
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21 Mar 2017 19:22

LaFlorecita wrote:Looks like the best we can hope for is a stage win - yet again! At least he won't finish 2nd on GC, lol.


I'm not so sure about that. :D
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21 Mar 2017 19:32

Jelantik wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:Looks like the best we can hope for is a stage win - yet again! At least he won't finish 2nd on GC, lol.


I'm a bit tired of having him always start at the back foot. He's not young anymore, so he needs to have everything at least going his way. If he starts at the back foot again in TDF, well forget about winning it, maybe we'll see him doing something crazy for the show. But for once, let's win it...


Well if he can't join a top team, then he's always gonna start off on the back foot! It looks like this is what its gonna look like for the foreseeable future. Unless every race he starts is Pais Vasco uphill ITT. :razz:
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