Cimber wrote:Chicken and the egg discussion. But funny that hé does it regardless of who the teammate happens to be. Personally, I just think that way of flickering just comes natural to him by insticnt
You certainly have some valid points, Climver. The problem with guys like Contador is that they just don't get that. He is a class above the others, has a different mentality, his own style of riding and is used to take matters into his own hands (if something apparently doesn't work out) and last but not least: more often than not he will not be corrected, if he makes a mistake or should do something in a different manner...
I once read a piece by Karsten Kroon, which also points that out.
Contador is a Phenomenon (February 2012, automatic translation)
It is the sixth day of the first training camp of the team on Gran Canaria. Where the name comes from is a mystery to me, there is to see, let alone a large no canary. Our hotel is on the south west side of the island and everyone who has ever been there knows that it is not easy to ride, here it is not just meters. The hard training days starting to bite and after an hour or three we descend the Alto Qut the direction of Arguineguin. Alberto Contador smoothly in the lead, confident he slaloms down. It is the first time I'm close him on training and it is undeniable, he's a phenomenon. If you like simple mortal uphill is waiving and you ride behind him, you can not help but be jealous, he effortlessly turns the pedals around. I've been watching a good look but I can not lay my finger. Long legs, narrow ****, narrow shoulders, short arms, extremely aerodynamic, head slightly tilted, perfectly straight trailing knees, he smoothly switches gears heavy with light off.
At the end of the valley towards the sea are decreasing the time trial bikes waiting for us. Anyone know what the intention is, switch the bike, the group divided into three groups of seven and driving range. Medium is called. Bjarne used that bandied about, no one knows exactly what is meant by it but for me is always hard. Then afterwards said, "This was perfect guys, this was a medium high!" Mother****ers. We drive the 12 km long valley three times up and down, false flat uphill "medium" and then back bulbs quiet. I'm with Alberto in the group and as wily Dutchman I snuggle behind the largest and thickest of our group, Benjamin Noval. There is no question of a beautiful range, Alberto is driving too fast. Every time he comes to the head he pulls through and he continues to drive until he looks back puzzled. I'm ****ed at him once, but he really does not understand. I do not think it's up to me to correct him, so I let it go.
The last time we leave without Alberto, he started half a minute behind us. We drive well but soon he comes flying past us, he drives at least 10 km / h faster than us. In no time he was out of sight. May I have to point out that it is a climber? A guy that weighs only 63 pounds!
I've had the pleasure to ride with men like Denis Menchov, Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans, but sorry guys, this guy is a class better.