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18 Jun 2013 04:31

Taxus4a wrote:We see totally the oposite, what you see in Contador, I see in Froome, and the contrary.


Interesting. How so? Froome hasnt faced the type of team hostility that Contador faced in 2009. Give us an example that supports your view point
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18 Jun 2013 05:26

Siriuscat wrote:Really??? :eek::eek:


:eek::eek:
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18 Jun 2013 05:52

Rewatching some races I gotta say Alberto's attack in Dauphiné looked much better than his attacks earlier in the year. More power and he was finally able to keep accelerating for longer than 5 seconds. Progress?
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18 Jun 2013 07:15

LaFlorecita wrote:Rewatching some races I gotta say Alberto's attack in Dauphiné looked much better than his attacks earlier in the year. More power and he was finally able to keep accelerating for longer than 5 seconds. Progress?


Wait,wait...a slight bit of Contador optimism after months of doubt?:p
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18 Jun 2013 07:18

Angliru wrote:Wait,wait...a slight bit of Contador optimism after months of doubt?:p


Yes :p http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=2572.msg103246#msg103246
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18 Jun 2013 10:24

I hope Contador finds some form and arrives in great shape for the Tour. I want to see a great battle between Froome and Contador and if both are right at the top of form nobody will get close to them.
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18 Jun 2013 12:32

So will Kreuziger have a free role I think he was promising in Suisse, not greatest competition but I think he could be a darkhorse. If Contador cracks I hope Riis thinks on his feet and leaves Kreuziger up the road he has had the best season out of the 2 imo.
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18 Jun 2013 12:38

So will Kreuziger have a free role I think he was promising in Suisse, not greatest competition though. I think he could be a darkhorse. If Contador cracks I hope Riis thinks on his feet and leaves Kreuziger up the road he has had the best season out of the 2 imo.
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18 Jun 2013 12:50

TANK91 wrote:So will Kreuziger have a free role I think he was promising in Suisse, not greatest competition though. I think he could be a darkhorse. If Contador cracks I hope Riis thinks on his feet and leaves Kreuziger up the road he has had the best season out of the 2 imo.


That will never happen. Contador at 80% is still better than Kreuziger, besides kreuziger won a classic and top 3 a very weak tour de suisse?

Not really that impressive, contador's performance in 1 week stage races was way better than that this year.
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18 Jun 2013 12:57

Miburo wrote:That will never happen. Contador at 80% is still better than Kreuziger, besides kreuziger won a classic and top 3 a very weak tour de suisse?

Not really that impressive, contador's performance in 1 week stage races was way better than that this year.


Yeh it does not say much if you cant win Suisse with Kreuzigers reputation, but I have always wanted Kreuziger to do well and he as found his Niche this year imo he could be a good backup plan. I agree Contador is strong look at times they raced each other but Kreuziger has had just as good a season this year?.
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18 Jun 2013 12:59

TANK91 wrote:So will Kreuziger have a free role I think he was promising in Suisse, not greatest competition though. I think he could be a darkhorse. If Contador cracks I hope Riis thinks on his feet and leaves Kreuziger up the road he has had the best season out of the 2 imo.


He wont. It will be all for Bertie. BUT he might be used tactically for Contador in a break if he is close in the GC.

Btw, welcome back.



Wow you are optimistic regarding TJ after that performance in in TdS

Anyways, good to see you got your optimism back :)
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18 Jun 2013 13:33

Cimber wrote:He wont. It will be all for Bertie. BUT he might be used tactically for Contador in a break if he is close in the GC.

Btw, welcome back.



Wow you are optimistic regarding TJ after that performance in in TdS

Anyways, good to see you got your optimism back :)


Thanks Climber it is good to be back a week drags lol.
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18 Jun 2013 13:41

I have to admit that i have lost some of my confidence in Contador,on his performances this year he never looked confortable and was very near his limit.
To make it worse his TT abilities look very crappy, the only thing better for him this year, it's his Tour team, which looks to be in great form and it's very well-rounded.

If his form is lacking, hope his tenacity and inteligence make the difference and Purito and Movistar will try help him to panic the Sky train.
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18 Jun 2013 14:03

TANK91 wrote:So will Kreuziger have a free role I think he was promising in Suisse, not greatest competition though. I think he could be a darkhorse. If Contador cracks I hope Riis thinks on his feet and leaves Kreuziger up the road he has had the best season out of the 2 imo.


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18 Jun 2013 14:10

ThirdWorld wrote:What are you smocking?!


Do you mean smoking?

Anyway.... It's not a stretch to think that TST will try to keep Kreuziger and Rogers in the topend of the GC for as long as possible to have some tactical options. However if Contador is in trouble they will be all for him. If he's not in trouble then a tactical attack from either of those from far out could help isolate Froome and Porte.

Riis has been doing this forever. He used Sastre in that way during Basso times (although in never worked) and Schleck like that during Sastre times (it was actually Sastre that was the tactical option in 2008).
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18 Jun 2013 15:33

Pricey_sky wrote:I hope Contador finds some form and arrives in great shape for the Tour. I want to see a great battle between Froome and Contador and if both are right at the top of form nobody will get close to them.


Don´t worry, Berto will show up in awesome form ;) as rest of the team, and wouldn´t be surprised at all that Kreuziger will be up there with the very best as well. The only sad thing is that Riis probably won´t be around to guide the troops.
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18 Jun 2013 16:01

LaFlorecita wrote:Rewatching some races I gotta say Alberto's attack in Dauphiné looked much better than his attacks earlier in the year. More power and he was finally able to keep accelerating for longer than 5 seconds. Progress?


Froome's gotten the situation out of control for a second what do you think?
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18 Jun 2013 16:09

airstream wrote:Froome's gotten the situation out of control for a second what do you think?


I have no idea what I think because I don't understand your question
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18 Jun 2013 16:10

LaFlorecita wrote:I have no idea what I think because I don't understand your question


Froome controlled the situation entirely? Was he able to follow Contador at once if there was no PortE?
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18 Jun 2013 16:13

airstream wrote:Froome controlled the situation entirely? Was he able to follow Contador at once if there was no PortE?


YEs I think so
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