Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
 
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Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
This is the most laughable post of the month. Contador doesn't have a winning mentality? :rolleyes:
 
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Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
Care to elaborate on your opinion? Contadors sustained mental strength, over the course of nearly 3 generations, is widely recognizd.
 
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Captain_Obvious said:
Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
Care to elaborate on your opinion? Contadors sustained mental strength, over the course of nearly 3 generations, is widely recognizd.

That's one thing I don't like when people do..... generation does not equal 2 years. It is close to 20. Contador hasn't shown mental straight for 60 years or so...
 
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Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
What the .....?!!!!
Did you just say he doesn't have the mentality to win?
 
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Captain_Obvious said:
Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
Care to elaborate on your opinion? Contadors sustained mental strength, over the course of nearly 3 generations, is widely recognizd.
His mental strength, yes, but it's clear he doesn't have a "win everything you can" attitude.
 
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damian13ster said:
Captain_Obvious said:
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Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
Care to elaborate on your opinion? Contadors sustained mental strength, over the course of nearly 3 generations, is widely recognizd.[/quote]


That's one thing I don't like when people do..... generation does not equal 2 years. It is close to 20. Contador hasn't shown mental straight for 60 years or so...[/quote][/quote]
Mental strength is one of his strong points
 
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damian13ster said:
That's one thing I don't like when people do..... generation does not equal 2 years. It is close to 20. Contador hasn't shown mental straight for 60 years or so...
In cycling, people say generations when they mean around 3-4 years. So Majka is a different generation than Contador. Contador has been at the top for 9 years so 3 generations. During Evans/Leipheimer/Armstrong time, then Andy, now Froome.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
casati said:
What the .....?!!!!
Did you just say he doesn't have the mentality to win?
No. But he doesn't want to win everything. He allows other riders to win. That's why he has relatively few stage wins.
Agreed, if anything his mentality on this matter is similar to Anquetil, who didn't care about the amount of time he won by, 1 second was enough
 
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LaFlorecita said:
damian13ster said:
That's one thing I don't like when people do..... generation does not equal 2 years. It is close to 20. Contador hasn't shown mental straight for 60 years or so...
In cycling, people say generations when they mean around 3-4 years. So Majka is a different generation than Contador. Contador has been at the top for 9 years so 3 generations. During Evans/Leipheimer/Armstrong time, then Andy, now Froome.
But Andy and Froome are pretty much the same age..... surely they have to count as same generation....
For me the generations are: pre 1999, post 2006, and possibly next year with Aru's and Landa's emergence (or Froome's 3rd Tour victory).
I guess it is a personal opinion, but 3 generations for a cyclist that is just 32 sounds ridiculous. Still, its just semantics
 
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Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
Seriously, this is just ridiculous.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
damian13ster said:
That's one thing I don't like when people do..... generation does not equal 2 years. It is close to 20. Contador hasn't shown mental straight for 60 years or so...
In cycling, people say generations when they mean around 3-4 years. So Majka is a different generation than Contador. Contador has been at the top for 9 years so 3 generations. During Evans/Leipheimer/Armstrong time, then Andy, now Froome.
Froome is 3 weeks older than Andy...
 
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Netserk said:
LaFlorecita said:
damian13ster said:
That's one thing I don't like when people do..... generation does not equal 2 years. It is close to 20. Contador hasn't shown mental straight for 60 years or so...
In cycling, people say generations when they mean around 3-4 years. So Majka is a different generation than Contador. Contador has been at the top for 9 years so 3 generations. During Evans/Leipheimer/Armstrong time, then Andy, now Froome.
Froome is 3 weeks older than Andy...
I wasn't saying Evans, Andy and Froome are 3 different generations. I was stating his main rivals, during each of those 3 generations (= 3 year period)
 
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Moose McKnuckles said:
Matteo. said:
SeriousSam said:
damian13ster said:
SeriousSam said:
The number of Tour stages Contador won in his career is a bit of a shame.
What is it? 3?
2009: Verbier, ITT
2007: PtB in a sprint against Rasmussen

Just goes to show that at the Tour, only once, 6 years ago, was he clearly the best climber.
Unfortunately ( my opinion) he hasn't Froome or Pantani mentality ( always try to win )
Seriously, this is just ridiculous.
It's not. How many times has he let other riders take the stage?
 
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Miburo said:
Contador didn't look good at all today, he's gonna get dropped like a stone tomorrow.
Really? I only saw the final climb and thought he looked okay-ish. He also said he felt a bit better. If it rains tomorrow, I think he will do a lot better than on Tuesday (will still get dropped though :p )
 
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Apperently he still suffered from allergies yesterday btw, that's what one of the saxo guys said on the radio.

On the tourmalet, he looked poop fleur. I might be wrong but it's a completely different face than last year in the tour, that's clear lol
 

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