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23 Apr 2018 12:23

That is very low, as i know your real name.
I was him
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23 Apr 2018 12:30

Berto is still training hard these days if you look at his instagram page. He really loves training and riding his bike. I can relate. Luca is a beautiful name, stop arguing please. The question is will he be riding for Unuzue in 20 years ?
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23 Apr 2018 12:44

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23 Apr 2018 14:05

Serpentin wrote:Berto is still training hard these days if you look at his instagram page. He really loves training and riding his bike. I can relate. Luca is a beautiful name, stop arguing please. The question is will he be riding for Unuzue in 20 years ?

No one is arguing about the name, we're just in a discussion. I don't think anyone in this thread said they dislike the name; only hrotha noted it could be considered a bit of a 'fancy' name in Spain.
Jaysus surely Unzue will be retired at that point :p isn't he like 70 already
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23 Apr 2018 16:28

rick james wrote:Oh my god, no one cares


Obviously you do since you've posted twice in response to this topic. Put in your bid to be a moderator if you're feeling powerless to control what should and shouldn't be posted.
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23 Apr 2018 16:50

rick james wrote:Jesus Christ, are folk really debating the name of his baby?


Just you wait til the pictures start appearing. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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23 Apr 2018 17:18

155 posts till 50k in this thread :p
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23 Apr 2018 17:24

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rick james wrote:Jesus Christ, are folk really debating the name of his baby?


Just you wait til the pictures start appearing. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I don't think he'll post many pictures, if at all. He is a very private person.
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23 Apr 2018 17:41

LaFlorecita wrote:
wheresmybrakes wrote:
rick james wrote:Jesus Christ, are folk really debating the name of his baby?


Just you wait til the pictures start appearing. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I don't think he'll post many pictures, if at all. He is a very private person.

Yeah I think that athletes that do that are definitely in the minority, and even then it's usually pretty limited.
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23 Apr 2018 21:11

Alright, since we need a few more posts to get to 50K. Why not. There are more people in Spain with the name Luca (even if the vast majority are Italian) than there are in the US with the spelling of my first name and my name is uncommon to begin with, the spelling is even more uncommon.

To those questioning us discussing the name of the baby, well why not.
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23 Apr 2018 21:22

Now I'm just wondering if I need to change the thread title
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23 Apr 2018 21:26

To the 'Luca Contador Discussion Thread'?

Then, in a 20 years time...
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23 Apr 2018 21:28

Or maybe the Alberto and Luca Contador discussion thread?
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24 Apr 2018 06:08

Lol :p ... poor boy
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24 Apr 2018 07:10

LaFlorecita wrote: He is a very private person.


Nobody who chooses a pro sport as a career is a private person. He may not enjoy a lot of the media attention, but if you really want a private life, you don’t go into a business where your success depends on millions of people knowing who you are and wanting to see you perform. Celebrity is basically the antithesis of privacy.
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24 Apr 2018 07:25

But if professional cyclist was the only thing (Alberto) Contador dreamt of doing when he grew up, then he might have decided/realised that he'd just have to accept the media attention while he was "on".
Of course he's not private enough that he doesn't have a Twitter account.
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24 Apr 2018 07:37

RedheadDane wrote:But if professional cyclist was the only thing (Alberto) Contador dreamt of doing when he grew up, then he might have decided/realised that he'd just have to accept the media attention while he was "on".


Why would he dream of being a pro cyclist? As soon as you’re old enough to understand what pro sports are about, you also understand that it’s a life constantly in the glare of the media. Why do young people aspire to pro sports, except for the fame, proving you’re the best at something? As soon as you actually care about proving you’re the best, you’re saying you don’t care about privacy. Proving you’re the best by definition means throwing away your privacy. Comparing yourself to others, in a way that everyone else can judge, is a very public undertaking. It has to be.

You don't go into pro sports in spite of being a private person. You go into pro sports because you aren't a private person. A genuinely private person would have no need nor interest in proving that s/he was better at something than everyone else. Not saying there's anything at all wrong with this, just saying this is the way privacy works. Privacy doesn't care what the rest of the world knows or doesn't know about what one can or can't do.
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24 Apr 2018 07:45

The fact that he dropped out of school at the age of 16 kinda indicates that a regular 9-5 job just wasn't his thing.

And I still think it's entirely possible to (strive to) prove that you're the best when you're "on" - including whatever media performance that might require you to do - yet still prefer to keep your private life, well, private when you're "off".
It's a simple matter of the difference between Alberto Contador the professional cyclist and Alberto Contador the man
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24 Apr 2018 08:36

There's obviously upsides and downsides to a famous athlete, and it's not that black and white. I don't think Contador minds being famous in the context of his sport, but you can still try to be bit of a private person outside that capacity.
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24 Apr 2018 09:13

Exactly! Of course he's not 100% private - still has Twitter - but he didn't go out and make the pregnancy public as soon as he found out, and he didn't post a picture of the actual entire baby.
Basically saying: "Hey, look! I have a son, his name is Luca. However, what he actually looks like is none of your business."
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