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25 May 2013 19:57

Carols wrote:It would certainly seem very possible to me that a brain injury could cause something like that. My mom had a stroke and there were apparent deficiencies that showed up when she was tired based on the area of her brain that was affected by the stroke. Under normal physical activity she was fine, put when reaching the limit of her endurance the tell, tilting head became evident and I would know it was time to stop.


Doesn't sound like Hogwash to me :)


Hey i didn't know that :) I thought it would be visible all the time
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25 May 2013 20:07

LaFlorecita wrote:I don't remember that nickname.so I guess it didn't really make much of an impression. :)


El matador.

Also celebration is awessome. Better than the generic 2 hands in the air.
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25 May 2013 20:07

LaFlorecita wrote:Hey i didn't know that :) I thought it would be visible all the time


No not at all! She could look normal for hours and I learned to be observant because she would never say 'I need to sit down and rest'. First clue was a slight head tilt.
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25 May 2013 20:08

'El dynamitero' is not a bad one (i hope i spelled that right :o)
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25 May 2013 20:10

The Hitch wrote:
Also celebration is awessome. Better than the generic 2 hands in the air.




Celebration is getting old, he needs a new one IMO!
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25 May 2013 20:19

The Hitch wrote:El matador.


Okay that's bad. Though not as bad as el pistolero.

Also celebration is awessome. Better than the generic 2 hands in the air.


I much prefer a celebration with real emotions than an emotionless victory salute.
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25 May 2013 20:40

Carols wrote:Celebration is getting old, he needs a new one IMO!


Not likely to get rid of something which he's spun into his logo and helps bring coin.
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25 May 2013 21:19

[quote="LaFlorecita"]The pistol is lame as is his nickname and Alberto is defo not a bad boy[/QUOTE

Sorry:o I meant that as a compliment to him. Contador is feisty... not even LA could boss him:D that is why I like el Pistolero.
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25 May 2013 23:33

LaFlorecita wrote:Of course not. If Alberto can't win the tour with Jesus he wouldn't win it with Paulinho either.

Besides Jesus is on the team. That isn't gonna change. So the question is would Alberto want another climber (Paulinho) or a strong guy for on the flat (Morkov, Tosatto, Bennati, Noval :o). I guess the latter would be the smartest. 2 domestiques for the flat stages isn't gonna do the trick.



I doubt it.


Wasn't Paulhino his only friend on the team during the 2009 Tour? No reason to doubt his loyalty IMO. And a 8 man TTT vs a 9 means starting at a greater time deficit and using more energy in the process--energy that could be critical in the 3rd week of the Tour. I like Jesus but beyond being Contador's buddy he's the weakest link of the team.
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26 May 2013 08:16

contessador wrote:Sorry:o I meant that as a compliment to him. Contador is feisty... not even LA could boss him:D that is why I like el Pistolero.


well yes he is definitely feisty:D
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26 May 2013 08:25

Publicus wrote:Wasn't Paulhino is only friend on the team during the 2009 Tour? No reason to doubt his loyalty IMO. And 8 man TTT vs a 9 means starting at a greater time deficit and using more energy in the process--energy that could be critical in the 3rd week of the Tour. I like Jesus but beyond being Contador's buddy he's the weakest link of the team.


I think we should just agree to disagree;)
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26 May 2013 09:18

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:eek: Alberto managed to get even skinnier
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26 May 2013 10:05

The Hitch wrote:El matador.

Also celebration is awessome. Better than the generic 2 hands in the air.


This.I like pistol shot very much to be honest,its like his signature on the race:D:)

Btw. Im waiting for his pistol shot atop of Mt Ventoux to take it as my new avatar:p
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26 May 2013 10:15

LaFlorecita wrote::eek: Alberto managed to get even skinnier


Probably means he improved in flat TTs
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26 May 2013 10:45

He looks pretty skinny. But it will be even worse in the tour.

Can't wait to see how he'll do in the dauphine.
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26 May 2013 10:46

ILovecycling wrote:This.I like pistol shot very much to be honest,its like his signature on the race:D:)

Btw. Im waiting for his pistol shot atop of Mt Ventoux to take it as my new avatar:p


He doesn't do the pistol shot anymore nowadays. Only on the podium.
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26 May 2013 10:48

SeriousSam wrote:Probably means he improved in flat TTs


Probably not
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26 May 2013 12:57

LaFlorecita wrote:He doesn't do the pistol shot anymore nowadays. Only on the podium.


You will see;)
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26 May 2013 15:22

ILovecycling wrote:You will see;)


Ok :D I bet that if he wins a stage he will not do the pistol thing :p
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26 May 2013 15:27

LaFlorecita wrote:Ok :D I bet that if he wins a stage he will not do the pistol thing :p


He'll maybe do that again with easy wins.

Will he btw ride the national ch. races? If so ITT or Road, or both?
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