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25 Apr 2017 01:36

LaFlorecita wrote:
rick james wrote:
dusty red roads wrote:Tinkov began his public trashing of Contador after he didn't ride Lombardia last year due to illness. He's still pissed he lost any chance at winning the No1 team spot on the world tour (to achieve that, apparently he wanted or needed Contador to get some kind of top-ish placement in that race). You would have thought he'd have moved on from that by now, but it appears not. Possibly doesn't believe him...
Whatever the case I imagine he was probably pretty exhausted after having just finished racing one-and-a-bit grand tours with continual injury to ride a race he normally doesn't ride.

Can't be true, some are saying it was wife swapping gone bad.

That was a joke I think.
P.S. Tinkov trashed Contador back in 2013 as well


i think the apparent dislike started when Contador left TDF last year. I read somewhere that some of the team mate were mad at him. After that everything just going from bad to worse.
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25 Apr 2017 05:00

Yes, Olga's done it before in 2013, and obviously things started going south before Lombardia, and the tour was likely a major factor, but it was after Lombardia this particular spate of public trashings began, first in interviews, where Lombardia was mentioned, and continuing now, many months later on twitter.
But the way he talks about signing riders as "buying" them, implying "my ownership", it's really no surprise, as we all know.
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25 Apr 2017 19:51

TommyGun wrote:OK, what's going on with Alberto? I cannot even recognize him on this pic !!?

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I hope he is not losing too much moivation :eek:


That is an awesome picture. He's having Fun!
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25 Apr 2017 20:07

Carols wrote:That is an awesome picture. He's having Fun!

Agree. Love when he shows his cheeky side. We don't see it often! :)
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25 Apr 2017 20:27

Reminds me a bit of somebody, can't figure out who though.
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25 Apr 2017 23:21

Red Rick wrote:Reminds me a bit of somebody, can't figure out who though.

Eating a pastry? Bananito :eek: ...

For the Tinkov stuff, same Oleg, same Oleg. Money can by many things, not class it seems. He misses cycling and the fame that comes with it, he's a stupid rich Russian troll.

I wish we could permaban him :p .
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26 Apr 2017 00:06

TommyGun wrote:OK, what's going on with Alberto? I cannot even recognize him on this pic !!?

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I hope he is not losing too much moivation :eek:


No matter how self-motivated the guy is, he's also human. He has to relax, which can only be good to his goals, as long as he doesn't overdo it. And I'm sure he knows better than everyone else what he is doing.
Just a cheat meal, nothing important.
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

26 Apr 2017 06:45

Am I the only one thinking that pic doesn't look like Contador? Is it an old pic or recent? Looks so much younger (botox) :D
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

26 Apr 2017 07:08

wheresmybrakes wrote:Am I the only one thinking that pic doesn't look like Contador? Is it an old pic or recent? Looks so much younger (botox) :D

Samsung camera smoothes wrinkles when taking a selfie :)
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

26 Apr 2017 07:14

LaFlorecita wrote:
wheresmybrakes wrote:Am I the only one thinking that pic doesn't look like Contador? Is it an old pic or recent? Looks so much younger (botox) :D

Samsung camera smoothes wrinkles when taking a selfie :)


No it doesn't, I've just tried it! :lol:
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

26 Apr 2017 08:03

wheresmybrakes wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
wheresmybrakes wrote:Am I the only one thinking that pic doesn't look like Contador? Is it an old pic or recent? Looks so much younger (botox) :D

Samsung camera smoothes wrinkles when taking a selfie :)


No it doesn't, I've just tried it! :lol:

It does on mine haha
Maybe he uses photoshop :cool: or botox :eek:
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

26 Apr 2017 11:03

LaFlorecita wrote:
Maybe he uses photoshop :cool: or botox :eek:

Maybe botox makes him more aerodynamic :lol:
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

26 Apr 2017 11:23

wheresmybrakes wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
wheresmybrakes wrote:Am I the only one thinking that pic doesn't look like Contador? Is it an old pic or recent? Looks so much younger (botox) :D

Samsung camera smoothes wrinkles when taking a selfie :)


No it doesn't, I've just tried it! :lol:


It depends on the model and on the camera software. My Huawei P9 Lite have a feature called 'Perfect Selfie' that softens some facial features.
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27 Apr 2017 17:56

Trek team for the Giro:

Mollema, Nizzolo, Alafaci, Bernard, Didier, Pedersen, Stetina, Stuyven, Hernandez

I guess that confirms Felline for the Tour, and no Jesusito. Maybe he can go as a mascot.

Contador
Degenkolb
Mollema
Pantano
Felline

De Kort?
Zubeldia?
Irizar?
Brändle?
Rast?
Gogl?
Theuns?
Cardoso?
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Re: Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

30 Apr 2017 01:43

Well, well, well... apparently Contador is not the only who can climb standing up for long time, now. Looks like Porte has trained to climb like Contador. He stood up all the way on the climb today. Watch out Contador. Hopefully, Contador comes out with stellar form for the Tour. The favorites are getting crowded now.
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30 Apr 2017 08:15

The cycling world's gone mad methinks. All kidding aside, Porte is on fire. Richie Contador.
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30 Apr 2017 08:22

rhubroma wrote:The cycling world's gone mad methinks. All kidding aside, Porte is on fire. Richie Contador.


Yes,yesterday he reminded me a mixture of Pantani and Alberto
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30 Apr 2017 08:44

LaFlorecita wrote:Trek team for the Giro:

Mollema, Nizzolo, Alafaci, Bernard, Didier, Pedersen, Stetina, Stuyven, Hernandez

I guess that confirms Felline for the Tour, and no Jesusito. Maybe he can go as a mascot.

Contador
Degenkolb
Mollema
Pantano
Felline

De Kort?
Zubeldia?
Irizar?
Brändle?
Rast?
Gogl?
Theuns?
Cardoso?


Zubeldia easily, if not just for the experience.
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30 Apr 2017 09:04

IMO, for the remaining 4, they should select Zubeldia (seems very certain as he's raced every race with Alberto so far), 2 of Brändle/Rast/Irizar and one of De Kort/Theuns.
I'd almost wish Trek would leave Degenkolb at home but that isn't going to happen, obviously.
Anyway, he should be well protected on the flat stages, in the mountains he doesn't need much help as Sky/BMC/Movistar will do a lot of work. He just needs one or two riders that can stay with him for a long time.
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30 Apr 2017 11:00

Trek should put Gogl in the preliminary Tour-line-up based on this spring. Great allround-domestique. I agree, that Haimar should also be included.
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