Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Shame said:
Contrador is a fool if he thinks riding a race is going to help him overcome fatigue and tiredness.

Rest, food, water.

I think some athletes never actually study how to train.
Sure, he's won major races. What more does he need? many will say.
But, remember how he got dehydrated? How Nibali got hunger bonk?
Remember Pete Sampras drinking soda when he was severely dehydrated?

Rest, food, water.
It's seen as active recovery. He implied that he won't be pursuing anything other than getting his speed back up, although I'd be curious to see him resist the temptations to test himself when the road goes up. I see him treating the race as simply training and getting back into racing form and the racing mindset.
 
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Captain_Obvious said:
rune1107 said:
Captain_Obvious said:
Question: how does one go about finding a nice Alberto Contador banner? I want to hang a banner out of my window during the grand depart. We live at pretty much the most central part of the city and I want to show our support with a big fat banner.

I already tried contacting the team and the fanclub - no answer.

I could either make one myself, or perhaps you guys know a way to obtain one. Thanks.
http://www.makesigns.com/ :)
yes thanks. I've come across a few of these websites. I would much rather have an authentic one. But I guess having one made through such servies is good enough.

Any suggestions on the design?
I'll fancy something like this


but yeah changing the background to yellow or red maybe and I'd put Nine stars :cool:
 
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Ryaguas said:
Captain_Obvious said:
rune1107 said:
Captain_Obvious said:
Question: how does one go about finding a nice Alberto Contador banner? I want to hang a banner out of my window during the grand depart. We live at pretty much the most central part of the city and I want to show our support with a big fat banner.

I already tried contacting the team and the fanclub - no answer.

I could either make one myself, or perhaps you guys know a way to obtain one. Thanks.
http://www.makesigns.com/ :)
yes thanks. I've come across a few of these websites. I would much rather have an authentic one. But I guess having one made through such servies is good enough.

Any suggestions on the design?
I'll fancy something like this


but yeah changing the background to yellow or red maybe and I'd put Nine stars :cool:
Great idea! :D
 
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Shame said:
Contrador is a fool if he thinks riding a race is going to help him overcome fatigue and tiredness.

Rest, food, water.

I think some athletes never actually study how to train.
Sure, he's won major races. What more does he need? many will say.
But, remember how he got dehydrated? How Nibali got hunger bonk?
Remember Pete Sampras drinking soda when he was severely dehydrated?

Rest, food, water.
Remind me of your palmares again.
 
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Ryaguas said:
Captain_Obvious said:
rune1107 said:
Captain_Obvious said:
Question: how does one go about finding a nice Alberto Contador banner? I want to hang a banner out of my window during the grand depart. We live at pretty much the most central part of the city and I want to show our support with a big fat banner.

I already tried contacting the team and the fanclub - no answer.

I could either make one myself, or perhaps you guys know a way to obtain one. Thanks.
http://www.makesigns.com/ :)
yes thanks. I've come across a few of these websites. I would much rather have an authentic one. But I guess having one made through such servies is good enough.

Any suggestions on the design?
I'll fancy something like this


but yeah changing the background to yellow or red maybe and I'd put Nine stars :cool:
Ya that would be nice. And I agree with changing the background color. Yellow or Red would stand out WAY more than black.
 
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Shame said:
Contrador is a fool if he thinks riding a race is going to help him overcome fatigue and tiredness.

Rest, food, water.

I think some athletes never actually study how to train.
Sure, he's won major races. What more does he need? many will say.
But, remember how he got dehydrated? How Nibali got hunger bonk?
Remember Pete Sampras drinking soda when he was severely dehydrated?

Rest, food, water.
Rest, food, water? you should head over to the clinic.

Contador = fool , have no idea what he's doing
Nibali = fool, have no idea what he's doing
Sampras = fool, have no idea what he's doing .

:D
 
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Captain_Obvious said:
rune1107 said:
Captain_Obvious said:
Question: how does one go about finding a nice Alberto Contador banner? I want to hang a banner out of my window during the grand depart. We live at pretty much the most central part of the city and I want to show our support with a big fat banner.

I already tried contacting the team and the fanclub - no answer.

I could either make one myself, or perhaps you guys know a way to obtain one. Thanks.
http://www.makesigns.com/ :)
yes thanks. I've come across a few of these websites. I would much rather have an authentic one. But I guess having one made through such servies is good enough.

There is one on the front page that looks decent:


Any suggestions on the design?
Seriously, mate, you cannot and will not beat the Japanese. At anything :D
 
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Shame said:
Contrador is a fool if he thinks riding a race is going to help him overcome fatigue and tiredness.

Rest, food, water.

I think some athletes never actually study how to train.
Sure, he's won major races. What more does he need? many will say.
But, remember how he got dehydrated? How Nibali got hunger bonk?
Remember Pete Sampras drinking soda when he was severely dehydrated?

Rest, food, water.
So you think one of the best GT riders ever and his team of trainers doesn't know how he needs to prepare for the TDF after riding the Giro? Think about that for a second.
 
Jun 18, 2009
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Miburo said:
please not both basso and jesus.

I can barely take 1, for gods sake not both. Oleg i beg you.
After Basso's horrible performance at the Giro, why in the world would Tinkov bring him to the TDF?
 
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richwagmn said:
Miburo said:
please not both basso and jesus.

I can barely take 1, for gods sake not both. Oleg i beg you.
After Basso's horrible performance at the Giro, why in the world would Tinkov bring him to the TDF?
Because

Sorry, I just had to do it :D
 
What no one is going to comment on how fat Contador is in that picture? Fatty looks like he at Chris Froome for lunch!

EDIT: in al, seriousness Basso looks like he may have dropped a kilo or two since the Giro
 
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richwagmn said:
Miburo said:
please not both basso and jesus.

I can barely take 1, for gods sake not both. Oleg i beg you.
After Basso's horrible performance at the Giro, why in the world would Tinkov bring him to the TDF?
Giro was just Basso's warmup ride to get into shape. He soft pedaled at the later stages to create the illusion of being bent out of shape. Expect Robo Basso at the Tour.
 
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richwagmn said:
Shame said:
Contrador is a fool if he thinks riding a race is going to help him overcome fatigue and tiredness.

Rest, food, water.

I think some athletes never actually study how to train.
Sure, he's won major races. What more does he need? many will say.
But, remember how he got dehydrated? How Nibali got hunger bonk?
Remember Pete Sampras drinking soda when he was severely dehydrated?

Rest, food, water.
So you think one of the best GT riders ever and his team of trainers doesn't know how he needs to prepare for the TDF after riding the Giro? Think about that for a second.
his best GT prep was always a week on the beach ;)
"rest, food, ..." cocktails
 
On the face of it, considering the 2011 assault on the double wasn't planned, you would think that AC's entourage approached the Giro with the Tour very well in mind, and hence what we saw wasn't an "exceptional" (Nibali's words) AC, but one just passable to win so as to be able to hit real peak at the Tour. Anything less, of course, won't cut it, but you'd be hard pressed to imagine that AC was brought to the Giro firing on all cylinders.

It thus surprised me that Nibali in la Gazzetta dello Sport seemed to pass off the not "exceptional" AC at the Giro, in favor of the Condor (who he seems to fear above all the competition), with Froome a notch below the Colombian.
 
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Publicus said:
What no one is going to comment on how fat Contador is in that picture? Fatty looks like he at Chris Froome for lunch!

EDIT: in al, seriousness Basso looks like he may have dropped a kilo or two since the Giro
Haha, yeah...just look at Contador's face in this pic! Double chin, chipmunk cheeks...Looks like he has put on 5-10kg's at least since the Giro. I am sure everyone must agree he looks REALLY fat?

Also Tinkoff must please leave Basso and Hernandez on the sidelines as cheerleaders for the Tour.
 
Patxi Vila:

"These four days of racing will provide a very good assessment of their form, especially for Alberto. The real test will come in the third stage. It's the race's queen stage with three Cat 1 climbs, including the famous Port de Balès and will give a very good indication of Alberto's form. He will, obviously, fight to be in the front and being a very competitive athlete, we don't rule out the possibility that he might try to go for a stage win. However, there will be other, fresher, riders from other teams that will give their best because the GC will most probably be decided there”.

It will be exciting to see how Basso and Rogers are coming out of the Giro. I think we will get many answers on how the team will look for the TDF in this one!
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Miburo
“Firstly, it's the first race after the Giro for Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso and Michael Rogers and these three riders need to compete before the Tour. " :D
ohh cmon .... :eek:
 
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Netserk said:
Better to have Basso than Paulinho. So 5 riders from the Giro?

Contador
Sagan
Majka
Bennati
Kreuziger
Rogers
Basso
Tosatto
Kiserlovski
Yep, (only not sure about Tosso) and I think it won't work, the fatigue of domestics is just too big :(
 

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