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He's coming home!!!! Alejandro Valverde comeback thread.

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What will Valverde's impact be the cycling world in 2012

Storm
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18%
Snow Storm
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16%
Desert Storm
49
13%
Tornado
71
19%
Nuclear Holocoust
124
34%
 
Total votes : 367

12 Nov 2011 10:41

auscyclefan94 wrote:Endless amounts of bull**** being posted on this forum from Valverde fanboys?:p

ahahahaha
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12 Nov 2011 10:43

Testing the bounds of reality.
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12 Nov 2011 10:57

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Pot. Kettle.

That's the point - I'm being hypocritical. Like ACF is being.
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12 Nov 2011 11:13

I would be just as excited by the return of Ricco, Landis, Kohl etc............in other words not at all but if the news gets others enthused so be it.
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12 Nov 2011 11:23

done his time, welcome back.

wont challenge the giro or tour, may have enough form back for the vuelta. Could be interesting in the ardennes classics.

Not voting though as I consider the inclusion of things like Holocausts especially considering its rememberance day/week in a lot of countries is a little tasteless.
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12 Nov 2011 12:20

Zam_Olyas wrote:When i voted it took me to the clinic


Same here. Not by accident, either, I don't think.
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12 Nov 2011 12:25

Cycling news is already trying to tain the reputation of the great man before hes made his come back, shame on this forums relinking!
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12 Nov 2011 13:41

movingtarget wrote:I would be just as excited by the return of Ricco, Landis, Kohl etc............in other words not at all but if the news gets others enthused so be it.


don`t tell me you wouldn`t be happy to see Ricco dancing in the mountains with Contador and Andy... :o
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12 Nov 2011 13:58

Did he get a new "Dog" or will he be working with the same guy Cadel/Lance/Vino used?
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12 Nov 2011 14:14

Race Radio wrote:Did he get a new "Dog" or will he be working with the same guy Cadel/Lance/Vino used?


He's named his new dog "Cadel". This has numerous benefits.

1) If he wants to use Eufemiano again, and they go through his files, they find a file marked "Cadel" and Valverde's name won't be the first that springs up
2) If he's in the péloton, he can always wind Evans up about "Cadel dragging his *** on the carpet".
3) If he's talking smack about Evans to somebody else and Evans calls him out on it, he can claim he's talking about his dog and leave Evans to sulk somewhere else.
4) Like Piti, Cadel is an alsatian. This means that Cadel can terrorise Molly the little ratdog thing that Evans has.
5) It gives us endless scope to laugh at ACF about Cadel literally being Valverde's lapdog.
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12 Nov 2011 14:24

ouch!
Piti may want to consider a different name cos if someone steps on his dog he will have to say "Don't step on Cadel!" That might be too hard for Piti to say.
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12 Nov 2011 14:40

Libertine Seguros wrote:He's named his new dog "Cadel". This has numerous benefits.

1) If he wants to use Eufemiano again, and they go through his files, they find a file marked "Cadel" and Valverde's name won't be the first that springs up


Yes he would. You forget that good Ozzie (and generally English speaking) types don't go to evil people like Eufemiano.
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12 Nov 2011 15:06

Nikoloz wrote:king is back...

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Sorry to tell you, but Ullrich isn't coming back...

As for piti I can only say that it is going to be nice seeing Gilbert annihilate him in the classics! :)
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12 Nov 2011 17:56

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12 Nov 2011 17:58

The Hitch wrote:Yes he would. You forget that good Ozzie (and generally English speaking) types don't go to evil people like Eufemiano.


No they get introduced to Ferarri via Tony Rominger :rolleyes:
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12 Nov 2011 18:31

Valverde and Contador (if AC gets off) may well combine forces to outwit Evans again this year - like they did in the Dauphine 2009 - may be they'll do a similar Spanish Pact for the TdF-2012.
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12 Nov 2011 18:31

hfer07 wrote:Image


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12 Nov 2011 19:10

TourOfSardinia wrote:Valverde and Contador (if AC gets off) may well combine forces to outwit Evans again this year - like they did in the Dauphine 2009 - may be they'll do a similar Spanish Pact for the TdF-2012.


They didn't really outwit Evans in the Dauphiné though, imo. Valverde lost time in the ITT and gambled on the attack from far on Ventoux. Contador just shadowed Evans. If Evans had been more willing to chase and less expectant that somebody else would assist in the chase for him, or if Szmyd wasn't as strong as he is, then Valverde wouldn't have taken yellow there. Now, Contador did assist Valverde on the Col de la Madeleine, but that wasn't about outwitting the Australian. No, Evans had taken time on 'his' territory, but contrived not through trickery but through inaction, to lose that time back. Contador helped Valverde to protect the lead, but Evans and Szmyd are what gave him that lead.
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12 Nov 2011 19:39

VALVERDE!! I am for one so excited to see him race again. I know everyone has been saying the same thing, but I am rather sick of Gilbert winning everything. I want some more excitement! Explosive riders like Valverde need come along more often :D
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12 Nov 2011 19:54

"I can beat everyone and everything, except a doping test"

-But in all seriousness, good rider who will make things exciting, I assume that "nuclear holocaust" means that he'll be amazing?
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