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Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Rollthedice said:
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How did you find out which hotel they're at, I'll go this afternoon in hope of pics as well. I also need to find Katusha and Greenedge if anyone has an idea.

Carlton President Hotel, I think. Nibali stays in the same hotel.

Thanks heaps, it's a bit far for me as I'll have to walk. I'm staying like 300m from the stage finish tomorrow but it's a bit far from all the team hotels.
 
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Squirbos_19 said:
Rollthedice said:
Squirbos_19 said:
How did you find out which hotel they're at, I'll go this afternoon in hope of pics as well. I also need to find Katusha and Greenedge if anyone has an idea.

Carlton President Hotel, I think. Nibali stays in the same hotel.

Thanks heaps, it's a bit far for me as I'll have to walk. I'm staying like 300m from the stage finish tomorrow but it's a bit far from all the team hotels.
Oy I don't think you can walk all the way over there :( from the center of Utrecht it's like 40 minutes by bike
 
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Rollthedice said:
Squirbos_19 said:
How did you find out which hotel they're at, I'll go this afternoon in hope of pics as well. I also need to find Katusha and Greenedge if anyone has an idea.

Carlton President Hotel, I think. Nibali stays in the same hotel.
Indeed and he looks in great shape :)
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LaFlorecita said:
Squirbos_19 said:
Rollthedice said:
Squirbos_19 said:
How did you find out which hotel they're at, I'll go this afternoon in hope of pics as well. I also need to find Katusha and Greenedge if anyone has an idea.

Carlton President Hotel, I think. Nibali stays in the same hotel.

Thanks heaps, it's a bit far for me as I'll have to walk. I'm staying like 300m from the stage finish tomorrow but it's a bit far from all the team hotels.
Oy I don't think you can walk all the way over there :( from the center of Utrecht it's like 40 minutes by bike

Yeah I'll give it a pass (over 6km one way), I'll see them all on course tomorrow anyway. A bit disappointed a certain Aussie from Saxo isn't riding as I could have gotten free gear.

I'm tempted to rush down and be front row right at the finish but then I'll have to be there all day to see the top GC guys
 
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Squirbos_19 said:
Yeah I'll give it a pass (over 6km one way), I'll see them all on course tomorrow anyway. A bit disappointed a certain Aussie from Saxo isn't riding as I could have gotten free gear.

I'm tempted to rush down and be front row right at the finish but then I'll have to be there all day to see the top GC guys
Yep sorry I was confused, you can reach it from two directions, it's a bit of a mess though, I got lost when I tried to get there yesterday and I live like 3km away :D this is not the road you'd take though mind.
 
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Contador was by far most popular person at the hotel today.

Duh, especially in the netherlands. For some reason the country loves Contador, i haven't seen anyone talk about him there. Belgium on the other hand...
 
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Everyone loves Contador :p why wouldnt they hes by far the greatest rider of our generation, he rides with his hearth, exciting to watch etc etc. Whats not to love :cool:
 
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Everyone loves Contador :p why wouldnt they hes by far the greatest rider of our generation, he rides with his hearth, exciting to watch etc etc. Whats not to love :cool:

There's only 1 belgium columnist that i know off, that loves Contador. And he's one of the most critical people out there so i'll take it.

The rest are just idiots, not because they dislike him but because they bring up incorrect things in assesing him. But that's how most journalists roll, they've a story in their head and they'll stay with it no matter what.
 
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Miburo said:
blackmamba said:
Everyone loves Contador :p why wouldnt they hes by far the greatest rider of our generation, he rides with his hearth, exciting to watch etc etc. Whats not to love :cool:

There's only 1 belgium columnist that i know off, that loves Contador. And he's one of the most critical people out there so i'll take it.

The rest are just idiots, not because they dislike him but because they bring up incorrect things in assesing him. But that's how most journalists roll, they've a story in their head and they'll stay with it no matter what.
Incorrect things like what?
 
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franic said:
Miburo said:
blackmamba said:
Everyone loves Contador :p why wouldnt they hes by far the greatest rider of our generation, he rides with his hearth, exciting to watch etc etc. Whats not to love :cool:

There's only 1 belgium columnist that i know off, that loves Contador. And he's one of the most critical people out there so i'll take it.

The rest are just idiots, not because they dislike him but because they bring up incorrect things in assesing him. But that's how most journalists roll, they've a story in their head and they'll stay with it no matter what.
Incorrect things like what?



Tinkov's playtool, he forced him the double

Not giving any context with his first double attempt.

They just make him out to be a very fragile rider, who can't think for himself. Or like Wuyts said "he's an ordinary opportunist."

Those are just some examples, and oh yeah they almost always got his age wrong.
 
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Miburo said:
Captain_Obvious said:
Contador was by far most popular person at the hotel today.

Duh, especially in the netherlands. For some reason the country loves Contador, i haven't seen anyone talk about him there. Belgium on the other hand...

Im not sure, because Contador isn't much loved by the media tbh. Only since this year they talk with respect about him, years before it was always the dubious rider. Dutch media prefered Schleck a lot more in the past and these days Froome gets much more love than Contador does.