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09 Jun 2013 17:42

wtf is Roche doing?Saving for Vuelta?He needs to improve a lot to be a mountain domestique at Tour for Alberto:mad:
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Vamos Colombia!
Ryo Hazuki in August 2013 wrote:what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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09 Jun 2013 17:45

Miburo wrote:Contador said that in an interview on tv (sporza). Sky-fans, don't be celebrating yet :cool:


Lol I'm quite sure he's just bluffing :p I think he can't stand the fact that a lot of people think the tour is already over
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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09 Jun 2013 18:27

Contador says that he will be at least as good as the previous years

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=62843
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09 Jun 2013 18:30

Now that the Dauphine is done I must say that I believe in Alberto. He had a bad day in the ITT, but he was the 2nd strongest climber behind Froome, which was the best I expected him to be.

I think he'll be at least as strong as in '10, and possibly as strong as in '11.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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09 Jun 2013 18:37

in the same interview (sporza) they told:
Contador isn't finished with the tour, and the tour isn't finished with Contador.
The skyborgs better be ready for the battle, cause Alberto will be totally ready!! I believe him, and he will be the winner of the tour...

And to all the Froomers, i refer to a quote from 'Revolver'
in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.
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09 Jun 2013 18:38

I don't think alberto is known for bluffing. One thing for sure is he always set a target and work very hard to achieve it. He set his target to improve after his bad TT. And he was happy that he achieved that. Unfortunately it's not a target that 'we want'. If he said, he'll be ready for the Tour, you bet he will. winning or loosing is a relative. even if froome is going to win it, he'll have to earn it in a hard way. This year tour is no way close to last year tour.
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09 Jun 2013 18:55

funnie wrote:in the same interview (sporza) they told:
Contador isn't finished with the tour, and the tour isn't finished with Contador.
The skyborgs better be ready for the battle, cause Alberto will be totally ready!! I believe him, and he will be the winner of the tour...

And to all the Froomers, i refer to a quote from 'Revolver'
in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.

Alberto is using the formula against Froome :cool:

EDIT: Check the quote after 1:30 :D
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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09 Jun 2013 19:02

LaFlorecita wrote:Oh my

Not going to argue anymore, just 2 things: riis isn't in the car for saxo so it cant be a fail by riis

You dont even know if Alberto knew he couldnt win

And now I'm done with you. Onto the ignore list you go


I think that is the smartest thing I have ever heard you say, I only wonder why you didn´t do it much sooner. :)
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09 Jun 2013 19:04

Netserk wrote:Now that the Dauphine is done I must say that I believe in Alberto. He had a bad day in the ITT, but he was the 2nd strongest climber behind Froome, which was the best I expected him to be.

I think he'll be at least as strong as in '10, and possibly as strong as in '11.


Maybe bad day or just take it easy. I believe AV, JR both took it easy in the ITT. It is just not worth the effort in their mind.
Either SKY bring us into future or bring us back ten years. Only time will tell.
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09 Jun 2013 19:15

AC will definitely be stronger at TDF but I still see him losing 2-3 minutes to CF in the TT's. I just can't see him making that up anywhere. Froome looks outstanding in the mountains.
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09 Jun 2013 19:20

Poursuivant wrote:AC will definitely be stronger at TDF but I still see him losing 2-3 minutes to CF in the TT's. I just can't see him making that up anywhere. Froome looks outstanding in the mountains.


Did you also predict Nibali lose more than 3 minutes to Wiggins in the ITT?
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09 Jun 2013 19:23

Alberto will lose 1:00-1:30 in the first ITT and win the second :cool:
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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09 Jun 2013 19:27

maxmartin wrote:Did you also predict Nibali lose more than 3 minutes to Wiggins in the ITT?


AC just lost around 3 minutes to CF in a TT, I think an improved AC to lose 2-3 minutes over 2 TT's is a fair assessment, barring any crashes, injuries etc.

What do you predict?
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09 Jun 2013 19:34

Poursuivant wrote:AC just lost around 3 minutes to CF in a TT, I think an improved AC to lose 2-3 minutes over 2 TT's is a fair assessment, barring any crashes, injuries etc.

What do you predict?


But that is only 75% AC:D, I predict AC lose less than 45 seconds in the first TT and win second TT more than 20 seconds. So the total time gap from TT will be around 25 second.:D
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09 Jun 2013 19:39

Netserk wrote:Alberto will lose 1:00-1:30 in the first ITT and win the second :cool:


These things completely contradict each other. How is it possible to lose a mountain TT, gaining 1'30 in a flat one? At the expense of what?
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09 Jun 2013 19:40

airstream wrote:These things completely contradict each other. How is it possible to lose a mountain TT, gaining 1'30 in a flat one? At the expense of what?

Better recovery, better technical skills and better climber. (Contador is/has)
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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09 Jun 2013 19:53

Netserk wrote:Better recovery, better technical skills and better climber. (Contador is/has)


and a better riding style, not that it matters but just saying
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Do something.

You know it's not real.

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09 Jun 2013 20:31

Alberto said that when he and Froome are both in top condition, they both have a very high tt level.

I don't know, I think his great tt skills are a thing of the past.

Though, this season he hasn't been too bad in the tts and arguably he wasn't in top condition.
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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09 Jun 2013 20:37

maxmartin wrote:But that is only 75% AC:D, I predict AC lose less than 45 seconds in the first TT and win second TT more than 20 seconds. So the total time gap from TT will be around 25 second.:D


I think 45s-1 minute in the first tt and 20 seconds in the second. Plus 10-20 in ttt so about 1'30". I don't think he can make up for that in the mountains. I think he'll even lose time. I hope not of course. I can only see two scenarios. It is very close and Alberto wins eventually by a small margin. Or Froome dominates and wins by 3 minutes plus.
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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10 Jun 2013 00:54

Poursuivant wrote:AC will definitely be stronger at TDF but I still see him losing 2-3 minutes to CF in the TT's. I just can't see him making that up anywhere. Froome looks outstanding in the mountains.


Maybe. I don't know if everyone can find the track of Alberto TT's in Dauphine. According to NBC sports commentator, Alberto did lost 1.5 to 3 minutes in Dauphine the year when he won his TDF (2007, 2009, 2010).
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