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01 May 2013 14:39

Netserk wrote:Contador could have ridden away from Schleck on Tourmalet, but didn't since he was in yellow.

Contador was strongest.


If he really was strong enough to ride away from Schleck he would have. The only thing being in yellow did, was make him race more conservatively up the climb (I.E. only attacking once).

And Schleck was on the front for pretty much the whole way up the climb. From what I saw, Schleck looked much stronger up the climb IMO.
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01 May 2013 14:44

Contador also didn't ride away on Sestriere, Ventoux and the stage to Le Grand-Bornand.

And yes in all three stages he could easily have ridden away, but chose not to. Just like Tourmalet.
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01 May 2013 14:47

Netserk wrote:Contador also didn't ride away on Sestriere, Ventoux and the stage to Le Grand-Bornand.

And yes in all three stages he could easily have ridden away, but chose not to. Just like Tourmalet.


He was in a different shape then, besides he tried at le grand-bornand.

Sestriere, well he had to save strength for the tour and ventoux, well yeah he should have attacked there, blame that on armstrong
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01 May 2013 14:48

Netserk wrote:Contador also didn't ride away on Sestriere, Ventoux and the stage to Le Grand-Bornand.

And yes in all three stages he could easily have ridden away, but chose not to. Just like Tourmalet.


How do you know he could have ridden away? Are you him?
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01 May 2013 14:49

There's a difference between going for a jab and a K.O.

Or don't you think he could have dropped Nibali on Zonc for good earlier?
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01 May 2013 14:59

Netserk wrote:Contador also didn't ride away on Sestriere, Ventoux and the stage to Le Grand-Bornand.

And yes in all three stages he could easily have ridden away, but chose not to. Just like Tourmalet.

Yes.
And he gifted the whole 2011 Tour to Evans.
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01 May 2013 15:04

serfla wrote:Yes.
And he gifted the whole 2011 Tour to Evans.


Yes by deciding to ride the giro that year
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01 May 2013 15:04

Netserk wrote:There's a difference between going for a jab and a K.O.

Or don't you think he could have dropped Nibali on Zonc for good earlier?


Don't see how that answers my question. Contador's a attacker, if he really could have ridden away, I imagine he would have done so. But he only put in one attack, which Schleck countered quite easily, and then didn't want to risk going again.

To the bolded: 2010 Schleck does not equal Nibali.
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01 May 2013 15:09

Miburo wrote:Yes by deciding to ride the giro that year

Obviously. But I think he pedaled very softly in that Tour, just to make sure.
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01 May 2013 15:11

Netserk wrote:There's a difference between going for a jab and a K.O.

Or don't you think he could have dropped Nibali on Zonc for good earlier?


u overplay all the things. all gt attackers are able to attack more often than they do, however it doesn't happen because is fraught with the threat of fail tomorrow and on the next stages.

Contador lost Zoncolan because he was weaker than Anton on that day. His general Giro form is irrelevant in this aspect since no form can provide someone superiority on all of mountain stages.
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01 May 2013 15:24

Netserk wrote:Contador also didn't ride away on Sestriere, Ventoux and the stage to Le Grand-Bornand.

And yes in all three stages he could easily have ridden away, but chose not to. Just like Tourmalet.



You are kind of messing things up here for Contador fans. Contador was strong enough to stay with schleck so those who say schleck was unlucky not to win are stretching things. But to say Contador could easily have ridden away from schleck is as well. He couldn't drop schleck on tourmalet. They also finished together on the stage riblon won, ax 3 was it, and on Madeline.

One only needs to look at his pathetic tt that it wasn't Contador on form.

If he could have dropped schleck he would have.
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01 May 2013 15:28

On Tourmalet the victory was already a sure thing. That's the reason why he didn't drop Andy.
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01 May 2013 15:57

Netserk wrote:On Tourmalet the victory was already a sure thing. That's the reason why he didn't drop Andy.


He tried to do it :o
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01 May 2013 16:01

I see some discussion about numbers going in tt loss thread.
What are Contador's numbers?
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01 May 2013 16:08

Miburo wrote:He tried to do it :o

No he didn't. See my earlier post regarding jabs and K.O.s

All he did was telling Andy to stop attacking.
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01 May 2013 16:10

What are we talking about? Contador wasn't in the 2010 Tour.
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01 May 2013 16:12

airstream wrote:What are we talking about? Contador wasn't in the 2010 Tour.


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01 May 2013 17:33

was shamefully stripped due to violations
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01 May 2013 18:16

Netserk wrote:Image

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Momma?!?! Who's that man in the yellow shirt?

It's Andy, the winner of the 2010 Tour de France.

But, that's Andy in the white shirt...:p
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01 May 2013 19:16

airstream wrote:was shamefully stripped due to violations


That, and Andy was stronger in 2010. Without the chain thing Andy would had won anyways.
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