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11 Sep 2017 10:51

Just for the record. I have to reject my words and I'm gonna re-watch his stage win once I'm back from Italy. Never been a fan of Contador. Never gonna be. But credits to a man that absolutely deserves them!
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11 Sep 2017 10:59

Forever The Best wrote:Since I was extremely bored, I did a 'Vuelta Tributo a Contador'
https://www.la-flamme-rouge.eu/maps/tours/view/6891

Only stages 11 and 12 don't have any relations with Contador.

PS: It is obviously not a realistic race, think of it like Eshnar's all-mountain Giro's. And there are so many uphill finishes because Contador wony many MTFs.

I've made a tirbute vuelta for Contador as well and will probably start posting it in the RDT today. I tried to make the race realistic but I have to say, it was extremely difficult. :D
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11 Sep 2017 11:06

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11 Sep 2017 12:18

Dedelou wrote:Alberto thrilled me for ten years and all the way to his last race. I am grateful I was witness to his amazing career. I watched cycling for a very long time. I cheered lots of great up close along hundreds mountain stages in the past 60 years. Nobody enchanted me like he did when he climbed up those tough slopes, flying with style, dancing on the pedal off the saddle, determined to win. Humbled by losses, he remained always generous winner. I will miss his presence in the peloton. My love for cycling remains even as my heros seem to dwindle and i see them go one by one. I hope that in some way, Alberto's legacy will touch some young ones who might in the future remind us of his presence by embodying his spirit imitating his style. Good bye, then.. we are fortunate we saw him racing


I completely understand.

Pantani is the only one to engender the same level of enchantment and awe as the Great Alberto Contador.

There is a hole in my cycling life today, I know I will move on, but will Never Forget the Great One!
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Alberto Contador: "And yes, it is true that for me it's the same to finish second or 10th."

Vincezo Nibali joins Anquetil, Gimondi, Merckx, Hinault and Contador as only the 6th winner of all 3 Grand Tours! Bravo Lo Squalo!
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11 Sep 2017 14:11

Very nice gallery here with pics from yesterday's farewell
https://as.com/ciclismo/2017/09/10/album/1505073998_877951.amp.html
I especially like the sign saying "will trade my brother for your jersey" :D
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11 Sep 2017 14:16

Ahh, here's the selfie we've all been waiting for. :lol:

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https://twitter.com/JeremMaison/status/907150074819563520
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11 Sep 2017 14:31

Blergh, look at all those Spanish flags.
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11 Sep 2017 14:48

hrotha wrote:Blergh, look at all those Spanish flags.

Why is that 'blergh'?
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11 Sep 2017 15:00

When I see Jesús singing "un año más," I want to tell him it might be OK, don't give up hope yet, Cannondale still need to sign riders.
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11 Sep 2017 15:20

Beech Mtn wrote:When I see Jesús singing "un año más," I want to tell him it might be OK, don't give up hope yet, Cannondale still need to sign riders.


Jesus Hernandes will work together with Contador and Basso on Contador's cyclingteam.
So Jesus i OK.
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11 Sep 2017 17:04

LaFlorecita wrote:
hrotha wrote:Blergh, look at all those Spanish flags.

Why is that 'blergh'?

I find this gratuitous nationalistic display very distasteful.
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11 Sep 2017 17:19

hrotha wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
hrotha wrote:Blergh, look at all those Spanish flags.

Why is that 'blergh'?

I find this gratuitous nationalistic display very distasteful.

Eh, the Spanish just love their flag :p
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11 Sep 2017 17:29

Interesting comment from Unzue, apparently in 2010 Alberto had agreed to a contract with Movistar, but because the prolongation with Movistar as a sponsor was delayed, Alberto chose Saxo instead.
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11 Sep 2017 17:32

LaFlorecita wrote:Interesting comment from Unzue, apparently in 2010 Alberto had agreed to a contract with Movistar, but because the prolongation with Movistar as a sponsor was delayed, Alberto chose Saxo instead.

So many what ifs. However, how long would that have lasted?

Contador, Quintana and Valverde seems too much on one team, especially considering Movistar's budget isn't all that big. Also, that must've been before the positive came out.
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11 Sep 2017 17:33

To be fair, Hernandez had his moments as a good helper. He wasn't always completely useless. He was pretty good with Astana and was about the only help he had in the 2014 Vuelta on the climbs.
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11 Sep 2017 17:34

perico wrote:To be fair, Hernandez had his moments as a good helper. He wasn't always completely useless. He was pretty good with Astana and was about the only help he had in the 2014 Vuelta on the climbs.

Didn't he get a random top 10 on the Ancares?
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11 Sep 2017 17:38

Red Rick wrote:
perico wrote:To be fair, Hernandez had his moments as a good helper. He wasn't always completely useless. He was pretty good with Astana and was about the only help he had in the 2014 Vuelta on the climbs.

Didn't he get a random top 10 on the Ancares?

Yeah. He was up there in both stage 16 and 20 with Sky doms until Froome/Purito attacks.

Now he will always be the undisputed most worthless in a TTT champion.
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11 Sep 2017 17:47

Imagine retiring after a season with 1500+ CQ points...
http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/rider.asp?riderid=387
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11 Sep 2017 17:49

Red Rick wrote:
perico wrote:To be fair, Hernandez had his moments as a good helper. He wasn't always completely useless. He was pretty good with Astana and was about the only help he had in the 2014 Vuelta on the climbs.

Didn't he get a random top 10 on the Ancares?

He was also 9th on the Annecy stage in 2013. If he had had any personal ambition at all, I think he could have achieved a few top-20s in GTs and perhaps one or two stage wins.
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11 Sep 2017 18:21

perico wrote:To be fair, Hernandez had his moments as a good helper. He wasn't always completely useless. He was pretty good with Astana and was about the only help he had in the 2014 Vuelta on the climbs.


Yeah same with paulinho, he was decent aswell.
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