2012 Vuelta a España: Stage 2: Pamplona → Viana (181.4km)

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Btw, i noticed that AC stated giving interviews in english again, and he has improved quite a bit since joining Riis. It's nice to see, and will probably improve his relations with the saxons :p
 
Jun 1, 2011
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Good luck to all the competitors. This years Vuelta should be epic.
With the high volume of uphill finishes, I predict a high volume of race leaders.

How many times will the Leader's Jersey changes hands? 3, 4, 8......
 
Jul 29, 2012
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BillytheKid said:
Good luck to all the competitors. This years Vuelta should be epic.
With the high volume of uphill finishes, I predict a high volume of race leaders.

How many times will the Leader's Jersey changes hands? 3, 4, 8......
When Contador takes it it won't change anymore :D

I'm not being a fanboy, once he has the leaders jersey in a GT he just never lost it.
 
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Miburo said:
When Contador takes it it won't change anymore :D

I'm not being a fanboy, once he has the leaders jersey in a GT he just never lost it.
I think you will find the one who takes it and tries to hold it early will lose in the end. This is more a race of attrition than any I've seen in the past. I do not discount Alberto, but he will pick the time and place, and I predict it will not be early.
 
Ney the Viking said:
Btw, i noticed that AC stated giving interviews in english again, and he has improved quite a bit since joining Riis. It's nice to see, and will probably improve his relations with the saxons :p
He probably figured that, no matter how bad he thought his English was, it would be much better than Vidarte's (his press officer).
 
BillytheKid said:
I think you will find the one who takes it and tries to hold it early will lose in the end. This is more a race of attrition than any I've seen in the past. I do not discount Alberto, but he will pick the time and place, and I predict it will not be early.
Meh, if he goes for the stage win tomorrow (which I don't think he will) he might get it but that doesn't mean he has to defend it till the end, it's okay to lose it and then take it again later on.
 
Feb 17, 2012
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Ney the Viking said:
Btw, i noticed that AC stated giving interviews in english again, and he has improved quite a bit since joining Riis. It's nice to see, and will probably improve his relations with the saxons :p
His Twitter updates are always both in spanish and english and he has really improved in the latter.

(His spanish is still useless though)... :p
 
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cineteq said:
I'm under the impression it's Fran (his brother) who is behind Alberto's tweets.
Probably, although some are impossible to be his based on some pictures we see in his tweets (like a picture in the saxo bus)

He prob gets help with the translation though.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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He obviously doesn't write his own English tweets. He probably has someone around him that speaks decent English when he's out training or doing whatever I know.
 
Feb 17, 2012
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They have upped the picture quality this year haven't they? Usually horrible even on Eurosport HD. It's not Tour-level but definitely something has been improved.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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LaFlorecita said:
Please explain why it is obvious.
Because his English is too good on his tweets. You'd expect him to make grammatical mistakes like Cancellara and Gilbert when he tweets in English.
 

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