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Should Contador Aim For Giro-Tour again and when?

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When Should Contador aim for Giro/Tour?

Poll ended at 21 Mar 2013 22:01

Don't do it anymore.
16
22%
2013
5
7%
2014
24
32%
2015
4
5%
BE A FREAKING GOD AND WIN THE 3 GT's (vino-level)
25
34%
 
Total votes : 74

12 Dec 2012 16:06

Froome19 wrote:I wasn't the one worried about how he would perform at the Vuelta ;). I think you could find enough people who were worried about just how good Contador would be when he came back.


Yea because he was out for a while and he just came back so it was only logical it took him some time to get back to his best, I believe he will be great in the tour, maybe as great as in tour 2009 but will he be great enough to win I do not know
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12 Dec 2012 16:08

LaFlorecita wrote:Alberto finished fifth in that tour 3'57" back. He lost 1'20" in the first stage. 2'37" remains. He lost 24" in the TT. If he had had a better team they could've limited it to 10". 2'23" remains. He lost 1'35" when he bonked/cracked/whatever it was on Galibier. That leaves us with 48". Can we be certain that he wouldn't have been able to take 48" on Evans if he hadn't been injured, hadn't crashed a dozen times, hadn't been forced to attack and waste energy in a descent??

And don't forget that Giro was a super hard one, Alberto didn't hold back one bit (he could've just followed after Etna if he had known he could ride the tour too) and it were stressful times for him of course.

So I do think he could do the double.

Agreed it is certainly not out of the realms of possibility. Yet at the same time he was not at his best in the 2011 Tour was he?
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12 Dec 2012 16:10

Froome19 wrote:Agreed it is certainly not out of the realms of possibility. Yet at the same time he was not at his best in the 2011 Tour was he?


That is my point :o
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12 Dec 2012 17:08

Alberto Contador should 'reconquer' the Tour in 2013 and then in 2014 he should do Giro + Tour which I am confident he is able to.

Then, if he wins those 2 GT's, he should try to follow-up with the Vuelta if only for being able to say that he tried.
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12 Dec 2012 17:27

Next year he should go for Tour and in 2014(if parcours are good) he should try a Triple.I believe Giro-Tour is really possible for him,but Triple is another level and I want him to try it:)
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12 Dec 2012 18:39

LaFlorecita wrote:Yea because he was out for a while and he just came back so it was only logical it took him some time to get back to his best, I believe he will be great in the tour, maybe as great as in tour 2009 but will he be great enough to win I do not know


Are you kidding me? :eek:

Tour'09 form is MORE THAN ENOUGH TO WIN ;)
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12 Dec 2012 18:48

The Hitch wrote:The road race course itself is too easy for.contador. His rainbow opportunity is in the tt, but that ain't no triple.crown.

It would be closest to the triple crown in long time and first with itt (if I'm right). Not bad either.
Needless to say the G-T double alone would be great achievement itself.
He can go even further and target another double in September.
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12 Dec 2012 18:50

Miburo wrote:Are you kidding me? :eek:

Tour'09 form is MORE THAN ENOUGH TO WIN ;)


I didn't say he will be at 2009 level ;)
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12 Dec 2012 19:25

pdluz7 wrote:In 2014, WC will be in Spain, so I voted in 2015.


I think that would be a good reason to try the double in 2014, since he'll want to be at peak for the WC, and so won't want to ride the Vuelta in 2014.
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12 Dec 2012 19:33

silverrocket wrote:I think that would be a good reason to try the double in 2014, since he'll want to be at peak for the WC, and so won't want to ride the Vuelta in 2014.

Tour - Vuelta double isn't the way to peak for WC.
Giro - Vuelta, probably best.
Giro - Tour, possible under certain circumstances.

So, he might surprise us all and go for Triple already in 2013.. Nice profile in Tuscany.
And then in Spain, he can do it with itt.
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12 Dec 2012 22:56

Panda Claws wrote:Alberto Contador should 'reconquer' the Tour in 2013 and then in 2014 he should do Giro + Tour which I am confident he is able to.

Then, if he wins those 2 GT's, he should try to follow-up with the Vuelta if only for being able to say that he tried.


Contador doesnt strike me as the type to go into a race unless he thinks hes in good enough shape to really challenge for the win. Look at how after the Tour he often just ends his season. No worlds attempts or shots at an Italian classic or anything.

He either goes all in, or he gets the **** out.
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13 Dec 2012 01:58

I dont think he can do it.

Too many question marks over his current level.
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13 Dec 2012 05:08

Miburo wrote:Are you kidding me? :eek:

Tour'09 form is MORE THAN ENOUGH TO WIN ;)


The rivals are stronger than in 2009
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13 Dec 2012 06:06

2015

2013: is for the tour.

2014: I'd like to see him ride the Vuelta and finally contribute some points to the team for the licence renewal.

2015: Play away.
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