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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

21 Dec 2017 14:55

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LaFlorecita wrote:On the 25th, there'll be a docu about Berto on Spanish television.

https://as.com/ciclismo/2017/12/20/portada/1513805094_618565.html

Berto has built a "museum" in his home :eek:
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Those 3 Giro and Tour trophies on the background.

There are 3 tour and 3 Giro trophies in the background :lol:
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

21 Dec 2017 15:01

Gigs_98 wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:On the 25th, there'll be a docu about Berto on Spanish television.

https://as.com/ciclismo/2017/12/20/portada/1513805094_618565.html

Berto has built a "museum" in his home :eek:
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Those 3 Giro and Tour trophies on the background.

There are 3 tour and 3 Giro trophies in the background :lol:

3 trophies of both Giro and Tour :eek:
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22 Dec 2017 12:29

I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

22 Dec 2017 14:30

Netserk wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:On the 25th, there'll be a docu about Berto on Spanish television.

https://as.com/ciclismo/2017/12/20/portada/1513805094_618565.html

Berto has built a "museum" in his home :eek:
Image

Those 3 Giro and Tour trophies on the background.

There are 3 tour and 3 Giro trophies in the background :lol:

3 trophies of both Giro and Tour :eek:


Wasn't he obliged to return 2 of them?
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

22 Dec 2017 14:58

Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:Wasn't he obliged to return 2 of them?

No ?
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22 Dec 2017 15:23

Wow, yes. My fault. He was not.
Schleck and Scarponi received 3-D copy of them and selfie with Alberto.
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22 Dec 2017 15:32

Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:Wow, yes. My fault. He was not.
Schleck and Scarponi received 3-D copy of them and selfie with Alberto.

They just made a new trophy for them. Do you think Andy and Scarpa would have been happy with a trophy with Alberto's name on it?
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22 Dec 2017 15:48

LaFlorecita wrote:
Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:Wow, yes. My fault. He was not.
Schleck and Scarponi received 3-D copy of them and selfie with Alberto.

They just made a new trophy for them. Do you think Andy and Scarpa would have been happy with a trophy with Alberto's name on it?


Well, they should be happy with selfies. Trophies with his name would be additional awards (yes, maybe not enough deserved).
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23 Dec 2017 01:58

portugal11 wrote:I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani


I would love to have his palmares.
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23 Dec 2017 09:20

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portugal11 wrote:I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani


I would love to have his palmares.

Every fan in the world would love his palmares, but I do think it's kinda true that he underperformed outside the GTs that he won.
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23 Dec 2017 15:27

Red Rick wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:
portugal11 wrote:I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani


I would love to have his palmares.

Every fan in the world would love his palmares, but I do think it's kinda true that he underperformed outside the GTs that he won.


He’s still won some great races outside the GT’s and was close so many other times. He’s got as many week long stage race overall GC wins as Froome and 2 less than Valverde. This was looking at just “top” stage races on procycylingstats. There’s more results than just these of course.

I think he’s done just fine outside of GT’s. He seems to be right up there with the other current GT riders. I guess, of course, anyone could wish for more.....
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23 Dec 2017 15:49

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Red Rick wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:
portugal11 wrote:I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani


I would love to have his palmares.

Every fan in the world would love his palmares, but I do think it's kinda true that he underperformed outside the GTs that he won.


He’s still won some great races outside the GT’s and was close so many other times. He’s got as many week long stage race overall GC wins as Froome and 2 less than Valverde. This was looking at just “top” stage races on procycylingstats. There’s more results than just these of course.

I think he’s done just fine outside of GT’s. He seems to be right up there with the other current GT riders. I guess, of course, anyone could wish for more.....

:confused:

Contador has 8 victories between P-N, T-A, VaC, VaPV, TdR, CdD & TdS.
Both Valverde and Froome have 6.
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23 Dec 2017 22:08

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Jspear wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:
portugal11 wrote:I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani


I would love to have his palmares.

Every fan in the world would love his palmares, but I do think it's kinda true that he underperformed outside the GTs that he won.


He’s still won some great races outside the GT’s and was close so many other times. He’s got as many week long stage race overall GC wins as Froome and 2 less than Valverde. This was looking at just “top” stage races on procycylingstats. There’s more results than just these of course.

I think he’s done just fine outside of GT’s. He seems to be right up there with the other current GT riders. I guess, of course, anyone could wish for more.....

:confused:

Contador has 8 victories between P-N, T-A, VaC, VaPV, TdR, CdD & TdS.
Both Valverde and Froome have 6.


Yeah I knew those numbers weren’t perfect. That was just a quick look up at what procyclingstats shows on their overview page for each rider profile.
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23 Dec 2017 23:00

It was pouring all day and I spent a few hours wrapping presents and watching the panache, heart, magic and charisma of the Great One. He is missed but at least I was lucky enough to be a fan during the era of Contador!

He is second in my heart, only to Il Pirata. You had to see that one when it was happening to understand his impact; he was truly Magical!
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24 Dec 2017 00:10

If he had won another GT each and a couple stages that would top the cherry on it. The ban unfortunaly doesn't help or him focusing on the Tour.
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Re: Re:

24 Dec 2017 15:00

Netserk wrote:
Jspear wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:
portugal11 wrote:I already miss the great one, he isn't the best in terms of palmares but in panache, charisma, heart, show, magic, killer accelerations, NO ONE has ever come close, not even the mythical (but overrated) Pantani


I would love to have his palmares.

Every fan in the world would love his palmares, but I do think it's kinda true that he underperformed outside the GTs that he won.


He’s still won some great races outside the GT’s and was close so many other times. He’s got as many week long stage race overall GC wins as Froome and 2 less than Valverde. This was looking at just “top” stage races on procycylingstats. There’s more results than just these of course.

I think he’s done just fine outside of GT’s. He seems to be right up there with the other current GT riders. I guess, of course, anyone could wish for more.....

:confused:

Contador has 8 victories between P-N, T-A, VaC, VaPV, TdR, CdD & TdS.
Both Valverde and Froome have 6.


And those numbers don’t include the ones he was stripped of, which would include another PN and a Catalonia, which he never won again. Plus he has a few wins in a few discontinued stage races.
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

24 Dec 2017 16:05

Which PN win was he stripped of?
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25 Dec 2017 11:09

perico wrote:
Netserk wrote:
Jspear wrote:He’s still won some great races outside the GT’s and was close so many other times. He’s got as many week long stage race overall GC wins as Froome and 2 less than Valverde. This was looking at just “top” stage races on procycylingstats. There’s more results than just these of course.

I think he’s done just fine outside of GT’s. He seems to be right up there with the other current GT riders. I guess, of course, anyone could wish for more.....

:confused:

Contador has 8 victories between P-N, T-A, VaC, VaPV, TdR, CdD & TdS.
Both Valverde and Froome have 6.


And those numbers don’t include the ones he was stripped of, which would include another PN and a Catalonia, which he never won again. Plus he has a few wins in a few discontinued stage races.

Those numbers do include Contador's Catalunya and Valverde's Romandie.

Setmana Catalana didn't belong in the same category as the other races.
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26 Dec 2017 02:16

Link to the Berto docu:
http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/videos/programa/alberto-contador-vida-cuesta-arriba/4388815/?media=tve
Not tried yet but guessing you need to use a VPN like with all tve programs if you are not in Spain
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No VPN needed.
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