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23 May 2013 10:55

Publicus wrote:Next race is the Dauphine, which is when we'll learn about his form (though he may hold his fire (won't want to go deep this close to the TdF))


That's good then not too long to wait. Are line ups confirmed?
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23 May 2013 11:03

airstream wrote:Did he ever go deep in the Dauphine?


Not in 2009 but in 2010 i think maybe yea.

Anyway dauphine doesn't say that much, just don't get dropped by Froome. If he can achieve that it'll be really good.
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23 May 2013 11:19

Miburo wrote:Not in 2009 but in 2010 i think maybe yea.

Anyway dauphine doesn't say that much, just don't get dropped by Froome. If he can achieve that it'll be really good.


I think you might be right about 2010--such an odd year in retrospect. Hopefully he is content to follow wheels and work on his TT. I would much rather him when the TdF than the Dauphine
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23 May 2013 11:21

airstream wrote:Did he ever go deep in the Dauphine?


It seems like he tried in 2010, I agree he was just messing around in 2009 though:D
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23 May 2013 12:01

Red Rick wrote:It seems like he tried in 2010, I agree he was just messing around in 2009 though:D


I just think that none of real Tour contenders goes deep at the Dauphine. They always have some reserve of shape left. Dauphine is for guys like Brajkovic or Moreau...The second echelone that can't win the Tour but can win the Dauphine.
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23 May 2013 12:16

airstream wrote:I just think that none of real Tour contenders goes deep at the Dauphine. They always have some reserve of shape left. Dauphine is for guys like Brajkovic or Moreau...The second echelone that can't win the Tour but can win the Dauphine.

Like Wiggo in '11.
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23 May 2013 12:27

Publicus wrote:I think you might be right about 2010--such an odd year in retrospect. Hopefully he is content to follow wheels and work on his TT. I would much rather him when the TdF than the Dauphine


What does that mean?

I believe in Dauphiné, if he does't lose any time in the mountains and can attack Froome once or twice, and really put him in trouble, and limit his losses in the tt (~30s), it means he will be strong in tdf.
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23 May 2013 16:39

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEXJx-7hHeI

Good times

Back when Alberto was still invincible whenever the road went upwards:) I miss those times. Please bring them back, please please.

Giro next year Berto, please, hopefully with less sucky weather
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23 May 2013 16:41

Netserk wrote:Like Wiggo in '11.


It's unknown. From differect sources he was prepared very well.
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23 May 2013 17:22

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@albertocontador quick coffee before training. Hard day with alpes d huez reco*2... Lucky started to rain 1k from the top of last time up:-)

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23 May 2013 17:28

Look at his eyes.

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23 May 2013 17:29

Zam_Olyas wrote:Look at his eyes.

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Zam *insert facepalm smiley*
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23 May 2013 17:34

Zam_Olyas wrote:Look at his eyes.

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Yup, we thought we had defeated him at Dol Guldur, but he returned to Mordor where he assembled his forces to hit back even harder come July. Hopefully the fellowship of the yellow jersey can defeat him. Fuglsang must succede in reaching the top of Alpe d`Huez before it is to late :eek:

Of course Gullum aka Froomedog has his own goal with the Yellow jersey.
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23 May 2013 17:48

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Yup, we thought we had defeated him at Dol Guldur, but he returned to Mordor where he assembled his forces to hit back even harder come July. Hopefully the fellowship of the yellow jersey can defeat him. Fuglsang must succede in reaching the top of Alpe d`Huez before it is to late :eek:

Of course Gullum aka Froomedog has his own goal with the Yellow jersey.


this deserves a double facepalm
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23 May 2013 17:52

LaFlorecita wrote:this deserves a double facepalm


He left me for dead with nothing but Brajkovic and Kreuziger. He deserves to be mocked my Zam ;)
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23 May 2013 17:56

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23 May 2013 18:01

Le Maillot Jaune can only be destroyed where it was made, in the blazing winds at the top of the Mont Ventoux
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23 May 2013 18:50

Red Rick wrote:Le Maillot Jaune can only be destroyed where it was made, in the blazing winds at the top of the Mont Ventoux


Will it ever stop, I wonder?

Create a lotr thread if you want, just don't use this thread
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23 May 2013 18:54

Red Rick wrote:Le Maillot Jaune can only be destroyed where it was made, in the blazing winds at the top of the Mont Ventoux


Lol, this is the best one love it :D
flos reaction a bit strange but makes it funny as well.
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23 May 2013 19:08

The Hitch wrote:Lol, this is the best one love it :D
flos reaction a bit strange but makes it funny as well.


Strange :confused: I'm just asking for this thread to be about Alberto and not silly lord of the rings references. A few posts ok but this discussion has been going on for a few days now. How is that funny :confused:
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