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06 Jun 2013 17:42

Taxus4a wrote:He was better than I thought today. He was similar to when could not drop Braijkovic.
But there is a difference, today it was a short stage with only a final mountain, ideal for Alberto and today Froome was who attack and take time. So the difference is more than 4 seconds.
I said yesterday I hoped him to help Rogers, but it seem like podium in dauohiné is not important to Saxo, it is more important to show something from Contador or try to get a stage win...well, it os ok, It is a respetable decision, but Andy use to help in the same situation, and I consider that more gentle.


I was thinking about this today. As I see it, it doesn't make any sense for Alberto to help Rogers

- Alberto is a better climber than Rogers so Rogers would probably struggle to follow him
- sky do all the work, why help them? Tire them out.
- If Alberto and Rogers both follow the sky train, they will probably get like 4th and 5th on the stage :rolleyes: If Alberto attacks there is still a chance he can win, and as we saw today Rogers just paces himself up the climb and finishes in a respectable position (5th) I don't believe Rogers would've done any better had Alberto paced him.

but Andy use to help in the same situation, and I consider that more gentle


okay :rolleyes: maybe you should realize Andy always sucks in preparation races. Alberto doesn't. And believe me, the team talked about this, and this was the team's tactic.

But I get it, you just don't like Alberto, that much is clear. I wonder why. I guess because he disappointed you with regards to clinic reasons (judging by your posts in the clinic)
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06 Jun 2013 17:56

Yes,Mick Rogers is better than Velasco, that much is clear. And from what roundabout and ferminal told me, i miss a great performance from him today :p
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06 Jun 2013 17:59

Zam_Olyas wrote:Yes,Mick Rogers is better than Velasco, that much is clear. And from what roundabout and ferminal told me, i miss a great performance from him today :p


Alberto was better :D
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06 Jun 2013 18:05

LaFlorecita wrote:I was thinking about this today. As I see it, it doesn't make any sense for Alberto to help Rogers

- Alberto is a better climber than Rogers so Rogers would probably struggle to follow him
- sky do all the work, why help them? Tire them out.
- If Alberto and Rogers both follow the sky train, they will probably get like 4th and 5th on the stage :rolleyes: If Alberto attacks there is still a chance he can win, and as we saw today Rogers just paces himself up the climb and finishes in a respectable position (5th) I don't believe Rogers would've done any better had Alberto paced him.



okay :rolleyes: maybe you should realize Andy always sucks in preparation races. Alberto doesn't. And believe me, the team talked about this, and this was the team's tactic.

But I get it, you just don't like Alberto, that much is clear. I wonder why. I guess because he disappointed you with regards to clinic reasons (judging by your posts in the clinic)

Maybe you are right.
Attack and try to win the stage is ok even for Rogers.
But Idont agree one thing.
Alberto is not so better climber on Rogers in this Dauphine. One is diesel, one is explosive, but the result today was similar. And Rogers is 5 in GC
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06 Jun 2013 18:10

Taxus4a wrote:Maybe you are right.
Attack and try to win the stage is ok even for Rogers.
But Idont agree one thing.
Alberto is not so better climber on Rogers in this Dauphine. One is diesel, one is explosive, but the result today was similar. And Rogers is 5 in GC


The result wasn't similar. Alberto finished in front of Rogers.
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06 Jun 2013 18:10

LaFlorecita wrote:Alberto was better :D


The key word being "was".:p
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06 Jun 2013 18:11

Zam_Olyas wrote:The key word being "was".:p


Lol :rolleyes: :D :D
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06 Jun 2013 18:14

Taxus4a wrote:Maybe you are right.
Attack and try to win the stage is ok even for Rogers.
But Idont agree one thing.
Alberto is not so better climber on Rogers in this Dauphine. One is diesel, one is explosive, but the result today was similar. And Rogers is 5 in GC


Its a prep race for Berti. Hé will dó what hé needs to dó in that regard. Rogers will aim for the GC and just try to hang on the skyborgs as long as hé can. Not mutual exclusive things
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06 Jun 2013 19:11

Dauphine is in June....Tour is in July, wait and see, inclined to have a punt as well.

Bertie having a bad day on the TT is like porn for Airstream.... :D:D
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06 Jun 2013 19:15

Siriuscat wrote:Dauphine is in June....Tour is in July, wait and see, inclined to have a punt as well.

Bertie having a bad day on the TT is like porn for Airstream.... :D:D


Sharon :)

Yeah you should see him in the stage thread :rolleyes: wtf
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06 Jun 2013 19:17

LaFlorecita wrote:Sharon :)
;)... xx

Yeah you should see him in the stage thread :rolleyes: wtf


Read some of it, threw up, moved to another, Grade 1 troll
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06 Jun 2013 19:28

We need to wait till the end of this race, and maybe Spanish championship, hard enough this year for alberto, to have more impressions, but yestarday I though his role in the Tour could be secondary, today I think he will be a main character, but...I still see the podium very difficult
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06 Jun 2013 19:35

Siriuscat wrote:Bertie having a bad day on the TT is like porn for Airstream.... :D:D


I am going to steal this for sig if you dont mind?
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06 Jun 2013 19:41

Taxus4a wrote:We need to wait till the end of this race, and maybe Spanish championship, hard enough this year for alberto, to have more impressions, but yestarday I though his role in the Tour could be secondary, today I think he will be a main character, but...I still see the podium very difficult


Berto will always finish on the podium bar crashes, because he's very consistent. Consistently second best climber will earn him a podium spot

Do you know more about the spanish championships?
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06 Jun 2013 19:44

LaFlorecita wrote:Berto will always finish on the podium bar crashes, because he's very consistent. Consistently second best climber will earn him a podium spot

Do you know more about the spanish championships?


Road Race.

Time Trial
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06 Jun 2013 19:46

Lupetto wrote:Road Race.

Time Trial


Nice course for RR, it should be an interesting race
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06 Jun 2013 20:00

Lupetto wrote:Road Race.

Time Trial


Cool, I like it, Intxausti will win I think. Just a feeling
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06 Jun 2013 20:02

LaFlorecita wrote:Cool, I like it, Intxausti will win I think. Just a feeling


I dont think that he wants to wear Spanish champ jersey at all

Edit: IIRC, someone posted what I have said but I could be wrong ofc
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06 Jun 2013 20:05

burning wrote:I am going to steal this for sig if you dont mind?
:D


You are more than welcome mon ami :D
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06 Jun 2013 20:07

burning wrote:I dont think that he wants to wear Spanish champ jersey at all

Edit: IIRC, someone posted what I have said but I could be wrong ofc


Okay, could be, I dunno
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