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Now that Contador has retired, in which rider should I emoti

Landa - strong climber, hints of panache, AC-approved, team leader next year
26
26%
Quintana - surely he'll return to form and beat Froome via attacks in style, right?
5
5%
Chavito
9
9%
Superman Lopez
14
14%
Zakarin
4
4%
Dumoulin - took a dump and won the Giro but a bit like Froome 2.0
14
14%
Nibali - a bit like becoming a Contador fane in April 2015
11
11%
Mas - play the long game
11
11%
Aru - that pain face though
3
3%
Bardet - openly admitted he's not willing to put in the work to excel at the TT - not exactly the attitude of el campeon
4
4%
 
Total votes : 101

Re: Re:

11 Sep 2017 19:08

Red Rick wrote:
Carols wrote:Nibali has been my #2 since 2010 so now he is #1. Bala was #3 so now he's #2. Both are getting long in the tooth :(
Mas and MAL are possibilities for the future, but fandom is emotional and I'm not yet in love.
Landa is also a future possibility, but he has to leave Sky for any consideration!

Landa has been confirmed for Movistar.
Movistar has been confirmed for bright blue jerseys next year.

Flashbacks to 2015.


I LOVE the new Movi kit!! Good move Landa.....he has much more possibility now :).
Carol S.
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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 19:09

For sure Mas because of the connection, but MAL to destroy the field in GT's the coming years would be extremely nice.
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11 Sep 2017 19:10

Obviously there can only be one.

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11 Sep 2017 19:16

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Obviously there can only be one.

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That's my replacement for Gerrans, indeed.
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11 Sep 2017 19:18

hrotha wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Obviously there can only be one.

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That's my replacement for Gerrans, indeed.

Gerrans won races though
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11 Sep 2017 19:18

The great Louis won races as well
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race.php?id=150141
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11 Sep 2017 19:23

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Obviously there can only be one.

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Thanks, I wanted someone to replace my love for the Great Haimar.
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11 Sep 2017 19:25

all in the landani train.
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11 Sep 2017 19:26

If you can't find who to cheer for, look for whom to laught at...

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Obviously there can only be one.

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11 Sep 2017 19:40

People like Alberto Contador don't just hide in the peloton for years and then slowly emerge. You can see them coming a mile away, so if there was another Contador hiding in the midst we'd already know about it.
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11 Sep 2017 19:52

Contador has retired but there's still the Vino option no ??

on a more serious note : Mas hasn't proven anything yet so I'll see, but because of his work for Alberto on Angliru he has of course his chances I'll be rooting for him, Zakarin, Nibali, MAL, Landa... the others no...
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11 Sep 2017 20:06

I'm just gonna back anyone who's willing to attack Froome.
Every cyclists wants to look first-string, bar Bauke Mollema. He doesn't give a **** <-> Thijs Zonneveld
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11 Sep 2017 20:09

No Froome option?
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11 Sep 2017 20:10

Lequack wrote:People like Alberto Contador don't just hide in the peloton for years and then slowly emerge. You can see them coming a mile away, so if there was another Contador hiding in the midst we'd already know about it.


Yeah Froome is the only one I've seen hide in the peloton for years, in my 67 years on this earth!
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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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Re:

11 Sep 2017 20:10

Lequack wrote:People like Alberto Contador don't just hide in the peloton for years and then slowly emerge. You can see them coming a mile away, so if there was another Contador hiding in the midst we'd already know about it.


Not if he's 10 years old...
Aka The Ginger One.
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11 Sep 2017 20:13

Removed Froome to make space for likelier options.
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11 Sep 2017 20:29

Love Nibali's style of racing, I like Dumoulin too, but Landa has to become number one for me. His effortless climbing style, style, good looks. He's got it all.
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11 Sep 2017 20:32

Pro road cyclists....fair enough?
Testing the bounds of reality.
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11 Sep 2017 20:34

TMP402 wrote:No Froome option?

There was 1 when I looked earlier. Not that any Contador fan is ever going to pick Froome as their new favorite, of course...

Edit: just saw the OP's post about replacing the Froome option
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11 Sep 2017 20:38

Anyway, Chaves is the only one from that list who might qualify, if it's proper panache we're looking for. I've always been more of a Nibali fan but that side of his seems to be done.
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