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23 Jun 2012 14:40

Saxo Bank-o Santander :)
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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23 Jun 2012 14:56

LaFlorecita wrote:Saxo Bank-o Santander :)


LaFlo what three riders do you hire to the team?

With fresh cash...:p
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23 Jun 2012 14:59

Forunculo wrote:LaFlo what three riders do you hire to the team?

With fresh cash...:p


Jakob, Matti and Fabs!!
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23 Jun 2012 16:12

OctaBech wrote:I never said Santander has interest in Saxo, see my response above as you've gotten my post out of context. :)


Sorry I misunderstood who said what in the debate :)
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23 Jun 2012 16:13

LaFlorecita wrote:Jakob, Matti and Fabs!!


Would prefer:

SAGAN
ROLLAND
KRUIJSWIJK
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23 Jun 2012 16:18

Fidolix wrote:Would prefer:

SAGAN
ROLLAND
KRUIJSWIJK


Nah, I only look at it from Alberto perspective :)

And a little bit from Saxobank perspective.

Look, Jakob would be a decent domestique for Alberto on the climbs (not that he needs it lol) and also on the flats. Plus Jakob is Danish, and Jakob had his best results with Bjarne.

Matti is pretty awesome and Danish and again had his best results with Bjarne.

Fabian would be Alberto's überdomestique, plus he had his best results with Bjarne :)
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23 Jun 2012 16:22

LaFlorecita wrote:Saxo Bank-o Santander :)


That made me go Hehehe... :D
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23 Jun 2012 16:27

If I can speculate a little witout derailing the thread.

Is Contador, Navarro and Hernandez (spl ?) enough spaniards on the team if Santander is the new sponsor.

Noval must be on his way out soon.
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23 Jun 2012 16:35

LaFlorecita wrote:Fabian would be Alberto's überdomestique, plus he had his best results with Bjarne :)


I dont think Fabian have any interest in returning to Saxo Bank. His friendship with Schlecks will stop him from doing any work for Contador.

Plus Saxo Bank 2012 is totally different from Saxo Bank 2010. The team around the riders have been spread all over Sky, Leopard and GreenEdge.
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23 Jun 2012 16:41

LaFlorecita wrote:Nah, I only look at it from Alberto perspective :)

And a little bit from Saxobank perspective.

Look, Jakob would be a decent domestique for Alberto on the climbs (not that he needs it lol) and also on the flats. Plus Jakob is Danish, and Jakob had his best results with Bjarne.

Matti is pretty awesome and Danish and again had his best results with Bjarne.

Fabian would be Alberto's überdomestique, plus he had his best results with Bjarne :)


A perfect saxo bank (santander...what ever) team for me would be:

ALBERTO CONTADOR
LUIS LEON SANCHEZ
PETER SAGAN
KRUIJSWIJK
ROLLAND
BRESCHEL
LARS BAK
RAFAL MAJKA
NAVARRO
TOM SLAGTER
ANDREY AMADOR
SYLVESTER SZMYD
LARS PETTER NORDHAUG
GERAINT THOMAS
HERRADA LÓPEZ
RUI COSTA
TAYLOR PHINNEY
MICHAEL MØRKØV
CHRISTOPHER JUUL JENSEN
FABIAN CANCELLARA
LUKE DURBRIDGE
MATTHEW GOSS
DANNY PATE
ALEX RASMUSSEN
CARUSO
MORENO MOSER
4 - 5 DANISH RIDERS

go get em Riis :p
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23 Jun 2012 16:41

T-Nielsen wrote:If I can speculate a little witout derailing the thread.

Is Contador, Navarro and Hernandez (spl ?) enough spaniards on the team if Santander is the new sponsor.

Noval must be on his way out soon.


Maybe Samuel Sanchez but if Santander is the new sponsor they can start a spanish team, however they decided to sponsor a team where Alberto is, so don't think they have much interest in spanish riders.

Justin Pain wrote:I dont think Fabian have any interest in returning to Saxo Bank. His friendship with Schlecks will stop him from doing any work for Contador.

Plus Saxo Bank 2012 is totally different from Saxo Bank 2010. The team around the riders have been spread all over Sky, Leopard and GreenEdge.


+1

Aside Bjarne must look for new blood
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23 Jun 2012 16:41

T-Nielsen wrote:If I can speculate a little witout derailing the thread.

Is Contador, Navarro and Hernandez (spl ?) enough spaniards on the team if Santander is the new sponsor.

Noval must be on his way out soon.


I think Alberto alone is more than enough.
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23 Jun 2012 16:44

Fidolix wrote:A perfect saxo ban team for me would be:

ALBERTO CONTADOR
LUIS LEON SANCHEZ
PETER SAGAN
KRUIJSWIJK
ROLLAND
BRESCHEL
LARS BAK
RAFAL MAJKA
NAVARRO
TOM SLAGTER
ANDREY AMADOR
SYLVESTER SZMYD
LARS PETTER NORDHAUG
GERAINT THOMAS
HERRADA LÓPEZ
RUI COSTA
TAYLOR PHINNEY
MICHAEL MØRKØV
CHRISTOPHER JUUL JENSEN
FABIAN CANCELLARA
LUKE DURBRIDGE
MATTHEW GOSS
DANNY PATE
ALEX RASMUSSEN
CARUSO
MORENO MOSER
4 - 5 DANISH RIDERS

go get em Riis :p


Haha excellent! :) Although no Jesus makes me sadface. :( And why no Samu? Tbh I'd take him over Goss, Thomas etc.
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23 Jun 2012 16:46

Justin Pain wrote:I dont think Fabian have any interest in returning to Saxo Bank. His friendship with Schlecks will stop him from doing any work for Contador.

Plus Saxo Bank 2012 is totally different from Saxo Bank 2010. The team around the riders have been spread all over Sky, Leopard and GreenEdge.


Yet despite their friendship with Andy both Jakob and Fabian have been quoted saying they will not exclude a return to Saxobank.
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23 Jun 2012 16:54

Justin Pain wrote:I dont think Fabian have any interest in returning to Saxo Bank. His friendship with Schlecks will stop him from doing any work for Contador.

Plus Saxo Bank 2012 is totally different from Saxo Bank 2010. The team around the riders have been spread all over Sky, Leopard and GreenEdge.


I actually do think he have an interest in returning to Riis, he even implied the possibility some time back, and Riis reply was something like: he better come up with a good bottle of wine, then we can talk.

I think Fab misses the days with Saxo, and why not? It was the glory days of his career so far.
Management Committee Member, Hein Verbruggen, stated:
That’s impossible, because there is nothing. I repeat again: Lance Armstrong
has never used doping. Never, never, never. And I say this not because I am a
friend of his, because that is not true. I say it because I’m sure.”
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23 Jun 2012 17:00

LaFlorecita wrote:Haha excellent! :) Although no Jesus makes me sadface. :( And why no Samu? Tbh I'd take him over Goss, Thomas etc.


Course its a danish team and with 5 spaniand and one costa rican i think is enough, and besides it have to be well balanced with gc riders and classics, so its a priority. There are so many other great riders out there but you can only have 30 riders maximum.
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That’s impossible, because there is nothing. I repeat again: Lance Armstrong
has never used doping. Never, never, never. And I say this not because I am a
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23 Jun 2012 17:20

Fidolix wrote:I think Fab misses the days with Saxo, and why not? It was the glory days of his career so far.


Indeed! I think everybody misses the legendary CSC/SaxoBank. But riders like O´Grady, Arvesen, Larsson, Ljunqvist, Bak, Breschel, Voigt arent around anymore. Who will support him?

CSC was probably the best team after Mapei pulled out. Just look at the riders they had in 2005-6! Those were the days:cool:
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24 Jun 2012 08:45

Fidolix wrote:I actually do think he have an interest in returning to Riis, he even implied the possibility some time back, and Riis reply was something like: he better come up with a good bottle of wine, then we can talk.

I think Fab misses the days with Saxo, and why not? It was the glory days of his career so far.


AFAIR the wishful thinking above I think the reality of the whole thing was that a journo asked Canc if he had made the right decision in leaving Saxo Bank and since he hadn't won anything since leaving, he acknowledged that maybe it would have been better to stay. AFAIR he also said something like that they hadn't really been in touch since he left, but that he held no ill feelings towards Riis. Those fairly obvious observations THEN got the "silly journo treatment" and were turned into statements along the lines of what you described.

I don't think Canc misses the Saxo days - I think he misses winning the big races... And I think he misses a team with some sort of infrastructure. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go to Sky - but I'd actually love to see him go to JV...
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24 Jun 2012 09:31

JPM London wrote:AFAIR the wishful thinking above I think the reality of the whole thing was that a journo asked Canc if he had made the right decision in leaving Saxo Bank and since he hadn't won anything since leaving, he acknowledged that maybe it would have been better to stay. AFAIR he also said something like that they hadn't really been in touch since he left, but that he held no ill feelings towards Riis. Those fairly obvious observations THEN got the "silly journo treatment" and were turned into statements along the lines of what you described.

I don't think Canc misses the Saxo days - I think he misses winning the big races... And I think he misses a team with some sort of infrastructure. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go to Sky - but I'd actually love to see him go to JV...


Well, I actually think he do, he had a team with structure, he had a team who supported him and he did win races.
And I base it on the present fact, he joined a team who couldnt support him, a team who battle their internal shyt through the press, a team that is socked with lies, bs and no management.
What not to miss, he wasted 2 years of his peak career on these morons, and the fact is, he have a friendship with stuie, voigt and the schlecks probably becourse the team worked so well and did hell of a lot to bring people together, I think its fair to say this is the work of Bjarne and his visionary way of running a team.
What not to miss!!
Management Committee Member, Hein Verbruggen, stated:
That’s impossible, because there is nothing. I repeat again: Lance Armstrong
has never used doping. Never, never, never. And I say this not because I am a
friend of his, because that is not true. I say it because I’m sure.”
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24 Jun 2012 10:48

The story where Riis says he'd be willing to revisit working with Canc
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/riis-willing-to-talk-again-to-cancellara
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