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30 Jul 2018 22:10

LaFlorecita wrote:
rick james wrote:Lance knows Bertie better than anyone on this forum.....pretty fun

Hincapie knows him just as well and seems to think Lance's hatred towards Contador is hilarious. But sure, take Lance's word for it, Contador is a w*nker :rolleyes:

It is hilarious
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30 Jul 2018 22:24

rick james wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
rick james wrote:Lance knows Bertie better than anyone on this forum.....pretty fun

Hincapie knows him just as well and seems to think Lance's hatred towards Contador is hilarious. But sure, take Lance's word for it, Contador is a w*nker :rolleyes:

It is hilarious


come on Rick, its just Lances feud with Bertie, and can we really trust what Lance says
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30 Jul 2018 22:37

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rick james wrote:I like Bertie, he's a dog lover...just saying Lance knows him better than anyone here



Just because he knows someone better then we do does not make the statement true. When you say dislike, and I say dislike because we have no hard proof Lance hates Alberto, you get rose tinted glasses and dislike anything to do with that person and Lance's own opinion.

No one is talking about hating anyone all I’m saying is lance thinks Bertie is a wank#r and he knows him best


No, what I am saying is if you either dislike or hate someone everything they do becomes rose tinted. Lance dislikes Alberto from 2009 Tour and Lance has shown his character of what he says and does to people he dislikes. That is his opinion of Alberto and anyone no matter how much they know someone can have an opinion. His opinion that Alberto is a 'custard' stems from his dislike and/or hatred of Alberto.

Take for example, I am suing my former bestfriend and wife who was also my bestfriend for screwing me over and accusing me of things I did not do. I thought the world of them before that and know anything they do I show dislike to it. In my opinion they are the worst possible people you can meet. You have not meet them but are able to for your own opinion on the 2 of them and you are allowed that.
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31 Jul 2018 05:20

Meh, don't feed the troll - there's nothing to prove to RJ. He has blinkers and won't hear it. RJ seems to be pleased to find someone "famous" (Lance) that doesn't like Alberto and thus seems to think it proves Contador's a w*nker in all cases. I think RJ doesn't mind Alberto, and is doing this to rile up Alberto fans, in a kind of strange "revenge" tactic for everyone who craps on his favorite sky rider/s - even though that's not necessarily Alberto fans. I guess it makes him feel a little superior to Alberto fans, or something...

Personally I can understand why Lance might think that, since he was humiliated by Alberto refusing to bow down to him and trouncing him in 09, though I'm not sure it's so classy of him to say it twice (in 2 different podcasts), when last year he simply said something along the lines of 'he's not my favorite person'. Lance is perhaps getting a little over-confident with the podcasts' popularity, methinks! Losing his erm.. humbleness...!
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31 Jul 2018 11:48

rick james wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
rick james wrote:Lance knows Bertie better than anyone on this forum.....pretty fun

Hincapie knows him just as well and seems to think Lance's hatred towards Contador is hilarious. But sure, take Lance's word for it, Contador is a w*nker :rolleyes:

It is hilarious


Yeah, sociopaths are the epitome of credibility.
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31 Jul 2018 12:01

rick james wrote:I like Bertie, he's a dog lover...just saying Lance knows him better than anyone here


My point is how can you say this when you don't know anything about anyone here to have any idea on what and who they know personally. Contador's brother Fran could be posting on here anonymously for all we know! For you to agree with Lance's description of Contador as a "w@nker" and then say that you like Contador because he's a dog lover simply makes your entire script bs.
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31 Jul 2018 12:05

rick james wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:
rick james wrote:I like Bertie, he's a dog lover...just saying Lance knows him better than anyone here



Just because he knows someone better then we do does not make the statement true. When you say dislike, and I say dislike because we have no hard proof Lance hates Alberto, you get rose tinted glasses and dislike anything to do with that person and Lance's own opinion.

No one is talking about hating anyone all I’m saying is lance thinks Bertie is a wank#r and he knows him best


So you choose to ignore the obvious possible reasons behind Lance's opinion of Contador, apparently because it feeds into your own previously formulated thoughts on him...and because it's hilarious? And you have the audacity to get indignant when people take the low road regarding your beloved Sky and Froome. What a prize.
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31 Jul 2018 12:40

del1962 wrote:
rick james wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
rick james wrote:Lance knows Bertie better than anyone on this forum.....pretty fun

Hincapie knows him just as well and seems to think Lance's hatred towards Contador is hilarious. But sure, take Lance's word for it, Contador is a w*nker :rolleyes:

It is hilarious


come on Rick, its just Lances feud with Bertie, and can we really trust what Lance says


Well we can probably appreciate his analysis of the racing itself but when it comes to his opinion of personalities that didn't bow down to his majestic greatness, yeah we shouldn't really trust him! :D
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31 Jul 2018 12:45

no idea why anyone would give a damn what that piece of trash Armstrong says , it's sad he's still bitter over Bertie not throwing the Tour for him , not that he would have won anyway

if anyone should be bitter it should be AC since i still believe Armstrong had his buddies ban him , too bad he didn't ride for a huge money team who would have paid to have the rules changed for him

anyway, it's all water under the bridge and AC is still very much respected unlike Lance who is no longer wanted anywhere near the sport
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31 Jul 2018 12:49

If you're angry about Lance now then read this (from another user on the forum):
"MSNBC reported Armstrong cleated $1 million in sales for his podcast and merchandising in the 3 weeks of the Tour :cool:"

Meanwhile Sky reigned in just about 700k in prize money and they were by far the best earning team, the top 5 being:
Team Sky €728,630
Sunweb €245,280
LottoNL-Jumbo €190,980
Quick-Step Floors €145,070
Bora-Hansgrohe €125,900
...
EF Education First Drapac €14,420

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/how-much-money-riders-win-tour-de-france-254417
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31 Jul 2018 12:56

red zone wrote:no idea why anyone would give a damn what that piece of trash Armstrong says , it's sad he's still bitter over Bertie not throwing the Tour for him , not that he would have won anyway

if anyone should be bitter it should be AC since i still believe Armstrong had his buddies ban him , too bad he didn't ride for a huge money team who would have paid to have the rules changed for him

anyway, it's all water under the bridge and AC is still very much respected unlike Lance who is no longer wanted anywhere near the sport


EXACTLY. Lance is one of cycling's biggest pieces of dirty laundry. Who cares what he says? Obviously some people who want to believe the worst about other riders.

Alberto is flourishing in retirement; Lance is a pariah!
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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31 Jul 2018 12:59

Lequack wrote:If you're angry about Lance now then read this (from another user on the forum):
"MSNBC reported Armstrong cleated $1 million in sales for his podcast and merchandising in the 3 weeks of the Tour :cool:"

Meanwhile Sky reigned in just about 700k in prize money and they were by far the best earning team, the top 5 being:
Team Sky €728,630
Sunweb €245,280
LottoNL-Jumbo €190,980
Quick-Step Floors €145,070
Bora-Hansgrohe €125,900

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/how-much-money-riders-win-tour-de-france-254417


What does Lances cheating (as always) and team TdF earnings have to do with Alberto Contador? Just asking :)
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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31 Jul 2018 13:00

Carols wrote:
Lequack wrote:If you're angry about Lance now then read this (from another user on the forum):
"MSNBC reported Armstrong cleated $1 million in sales for his podcast and merchandising in the 3 weeks of the Tour :cool:"

Meanwhile Sky reigned in just about 700k in prize money and they were by far the best earning team, the top 5 being:
Team Sky €728,630
Sunweb €245,280
LottoNL-Jumbo €190,980
Quick-Step Floors €145,070
Bora-Hansgrohe €125,900

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/how-much-money-riders-win-tour-de-france-254417


What does Lances cheating (as always) and team TdF earnings have to do with Alberto Contador? Just asking :)


Well by creating controversy he gains viewers and more cash :)
It's a great marketing strategy.
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31 Jul 2018 13:19

Lequack wrote:
Carols wrote:
Lequack wrote:If you're angry about Lance now then read this (from another user on the forum):
"MSNBC reported Armstrong cleated $1 million in sales for his podcast and merchandising in the 3 weeks of the Tour :cool:"

Meanwhile Sky reigned in just about 700k in prize money and they were by far the best earning team, the top 5 being:
Team Sky €728,630
Sunweb €245,280
LottoNL-Jumbo €190,980
Quick-Step Floors €145,070
Bora-Hansgrohe €125,900

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/how-much-money-riders-win-tour-de-france-254417


What does Lances cheating (as always) and team TdF earnings have to do with Alberto Contador? Just asking :)


Well by creating controversy he gains viewers and more cash :)
It's a great marketing strategy.



Who Lance? This is the Alberto thread.
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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31 Jul 2018 13:38

Carols wrote:
Lequack wrote:
Carols wrote:
Lequack wrote:If you're angry about Lance now then read this (from another user on the forum):
"MSNBC reported Armstrong cleated $1 million in sales for his podcast and merchandising in the 3 weeks of the Tour :cool:"

Meanwhile Sky reigned in just about 700k in prize money and they were by far the best earning team, the top 5 being:
Team Sky €728,630
Sunweb €245,280
LottoNL-Jumbo €190,980
Quick-Step Floors €145,070
Bora-Hansgrohe €125,900

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/how-much-money-riders-win-tour-de-france-254417


What does Lances cheating (as always) and team TdF earnings have to do with Alberto Contador? Just asking :)


Well by creating controversy he gains viewers and more cash :)
It's a great marketing strategy.



Who Lance? This is the Alberto thread.


Yes but the last two pages have been about Lance for some reason.
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31 Jul 2018 15:25

Let's forget Lance. I subscribe to the Velocast podcast and Ashley House (Eurosport commentator) had a short interview with Alberto in English. Unfortunately it's behind a paywall, but I always get a kick listening to Alberto speak English. He's really improved and I hope that he will do some Gran Fondos or other rides where he can mingle with fans. He's just a great guy and I miss his racing style. That said, I'm very happy that he's enjoying life beyond racing.
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31 Jul 2018 21:19

Lequack wrote:
Carols wrote:
Lequack wrote:
Carols wrote:
Lequack wrote:If you're angry about Lance now then read this (from another user on the forum):
"MSNBC reported Armstrong cleated $1 million in sales for his podcast and merchandising in the 3 weeks of the Tour :cool:"

Meanwhile Sky reigned in just about 700k in prize money and they were by far the best earning team, the top 5 being:
Team Sky €728,630
Sunweb €245,280
LottoNL-Jumbo €190,980
Quick-Step Floors €145,070
Bora-Hansgrohe €125,900

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/how-much-money-riders-win-tour-de-france-254417


What does Lances cheating (as always) and team TdF earnings have to do with Alberto Contador? Just asking :)


Well by creating controversy he gains viewers and more cash :)
It's a great marketing strategy.



Who Lance? This is the Alberto thread.


Yes but the last two pages have been about Lance for some reason.


Which is why it would be real nice if it stopped and returned to Alberto :)
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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31 Jul 2018 21:44

benzwire wrote:Let's forget Lance. I subscribe to the Velocast podcast and Ashley House (Eurosport commentator) had a short interview with Alberto in English. Unfortunately it's behind a paywall, but I always get a kick listening to Alberto speak English. He's really improved and I hope that he will do some Gran Fondos or other rides where he can mingle with fans. He's just a great guy and I miss his racing style. That said, I'm very happy that he's enjoying life beyond racing.

Would you mind providing a short summary of the interview?
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31 Jul 2018 22:05

LaFlorecita wrote:
benzwire wrote:Let's forget Lance. I subscribe to the Velocast podcast and Ashley House (Eurosport commentator) had a short interview with Alberto in English. Unfortunately it's behind a paywall, but I always get a kick listening to Alberto speak English. He's really improved and I hope that he will do some Gran Fondos or other rides where he can mingle with fans. He's just a great guy and I miss his racing style. That said, I'm very happy that he's enjoying life beyond racing.

Would you mind providing a short summary of the interview?


The interview took place before Stage 17. They discussed the race to that point and what he thought of the main riders. He said that the situation with Froome and Thomas makes it very interesting for us as spectators. He said he didn't think Froome was at the same level as previous Tours, but that it may be due to having the Giro in his legs (along with Dumolin). Ashley also mentioned that Alberto rode the last climb that morning and broke the Strava record by 8 minutes, even after being stuck behind a truck at some point. They both had a good laugh about it. Asked if he thought he would have the record by the end of the day, Alberto said no. "Noooo.... I put out big watts, a big surprise for me. I tried to go bah, bah, bah, bah! And then in the final I had good numbers, I did 55 minutes I think, but I think today the winner will come in with 51, 52.."
I tried to do that verbatim, so imagine it in his voice :D . The guy just sounds happy and I really hope he continues to do more interviews and media in English.
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31 Jul 2018 23:04

benzwire wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
benzwire wrote:Let's forget Lance. I subscribe to the Velocast podcast and Ashley House (Eurosport commentator) had a short interview with Alberto in English. Unfortunately it's behind a paywall, but I always get a kick listening to Alberto speak English. He's really improved and I hope that he will do some Gran Fondos or other rides where he can mingle with fans. He's just a great guy and I miss his racing style. That said, I'm very happy that he's enjoying life beyond racing.

Would you mind providing a short summary of the interview?


The interview took place before Stage 17. They discussed the race to that point and what he thought of the main riders. He said that the situation with Froome and Thomas makes it very interesting for us as spectators. He said he didn't think Froome was at the same level as previous Tours, but that it may be due to having the Giro in his legs (along with Dumolin). Ashley also mentioned that Alberto rode the last climb that morning and broke the Strava record by 8 minutes, even after being stuck behind a truck at some point. They both had a good laugh about it. Asked if he thought he would have the record by the end of the day, Alberto said no. "Noooo.... I put out big watts, a big surprise for me. I tried to go bah, bah, bah, bah! And then in the final I had good numbers, I did 55 minutes I think, but I think today the winner will come in with 51, 52.."
I tried to do that verbatim, so imagine it in his voice :D . The guy just sounds happy and I really hope he continues to do more interviews and media in English.


Thanks! He does seem very happy in retirement :).
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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