Please enlighten me, when did we see Schleck doing anything on par against Contador at his best?
2010 Tour I would say was where he pretty much matched Contador in the mountains.
Ask the people in the forum who they think is the better climber. Btw also ask who is the better descender, TT,...
I don't need to ask anyone about that, Contador is the better descender and TTer, but I would still rate a on form Schleck (2010 or 2011 Galibier) as pretty much equal to Contador on climbing.
Btw you point out a cobblestone-stage where time-changes occured after a fall in the peloten so obviously you're desperate. And Contador btw had a flat tire at the end.
Where did I use that stage as proof that Schleck is better? Up the Road said he didn't recall Schleck taking time out of Contador in 2010, so I was informing him that Schleck took time out of him on stage 3 and 8.
Until now Contador has beaten Schleck always. How am i using my imagination that it'll keep happen? Especially knowing Schleck will lack serious rythm (it won't hurt much but every detail counts)
What are your facts? "You never know?" Is that all you got?
Who is using their imagination here?
You talk about Contador winning the Tour as if it is just common sense. I call that imagination. I don't believe that it is common sense that Contador will win, simply because of the unpredictability of cycling.
Here's why I think Schleck will win, Schleck at his very best (from what we have seen) is just as strong as Contador in the mountains. In the 2011 tour he showed great strength in his solo attack. He had a bad year in 2012, so I think this has given him motivation for 2013. He wants to come back strong and show that he can still win race. I think motivation has been one of the main things he has been missing in past years, and now I think he has it (of course he will need more than motivation to get back to his best, but it will help him get back to that level or above it hopefully). And of course another part of the reason I think he can win is because he is one of my favorite riders.
If you think Schleck will do better, you're just being a fanboy. Nothing wrong with it but don't deny it
I never denied being a fanboy of Schleck. But I don't believe thinking Schleck will win is just being a fanboy of him.