LaFlorecita wrote:Yes, and then he said he should've built a solid base before racing hard. So read his statements please, and don't just go about posting rubbish
But in my experience, and my opinion worths the same than yours, Contador changes his statements depends his convenience. He has been always the man of the excuses.
He did always the same through his career, it always worked. He told even of ride the Giro, so for that reason he wanted to ride easy.
He did not a solid base. why?? he never has had quiet winters, problems with team, with doping issues,...
It is true last year he finished his year later, in Lombardia, anyway he finished in September.. time to rest and start a solid base.
If you can translate this, he said he was in California i winter, he didnt train a lot (yes, he did some base), that he was not ready to win in Algarve.. and he won.
Another, a year ago in San Luis
Alberto contador nos contaba en el podium: “mejor de lo esperado, porque tenía mis dudas, ya que llevaba muchos meses sin montar en bici, después del Tour de Francia. Empecé a entrenarme tras el training camp de Israel, en la segunda quincena de diciembre, pero a pesar de todo hemos hecho un buen trabajo y hemos conseguido una victoria bastante inesperada para mí”
This means something as:
Contador told as in the podium: better as sxpected, I had my doubts, I was lot of months without ride a bike after Tour de France, I started training after training camo in Israel, middle december but despite that we did a good job and we got an quite unespected victory for
So, he consider no problem to be almost five months without a bike and start training at second half of december...
He always told about to win Tirreno, he always peak in the spring, Contador like to win always.
If he was tired after 2012 as he say, and he didnt rest enough, why think about to ride Giro and Tour, and why start in January.. so much pression are with him to force him to start a non very important race? I understand Liege, but if San Luis was a problem, dont ride.
The only motive I say I am spanish is becouse maybe I can read here more things about him, I know some of the journalist that write about him, I understand that kind of TV programs he was, and maybe I could have more information, but anyway in Spain a lot of people think like you.
I give here my personal point of view, subjetive, as you do, but with objetives facts.
And airstrem yesterday was masterful about what he said in this post:
Oh my Goodness. Some fans trolled other riders' fan for years (they didn't think what the rest riders' fans feel about that etal), savored how Contador would smash everyone, bragged how everyone has no chance, but now they whine when someone reminds em about reality. Pathetic. Your attitude just reaches you. No offense.
If I dont writte a lot in this thread will be my own decision, with no pressure and considering the attitude of some people in other threads.