Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Red Rick said:
Considering Col d'Eze is a cat 3 (or 2 if they're being generious), in the Tour, the damage he did was pretty brutal.
Yea but in Tour he'll race actual climber, not Thomas.
 
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BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
 
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Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Are you out of your mind ? Contador would've destroyed the race on stage 3, he's very well suited to this kind of climbs
 
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Gloin22 said:
buchanan said:
Watching the presentation and he certainly looks unhappy on the 2nd step of the podium.
Well it was his last ever Paris Nice, it's gotta be emotional.
After an effort like that, and a second on the stage and in the overall, I think this is the one time that Alberto should say, "The second place is still good."

He even finished second in the points classification :D

A great week of racing, I would have preferred Contador and Porte to get the better of Thomas, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Good composure from the Brit to say calm under pressure, and having Henao (and Gallopin :p ) alongside obviously helped.

I think that AC will return to the top step of the podium at Pais Vasco. Not sure about Catalunya, but I think that P-V is usually a better race for him.
 
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Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Thomas had the best team, he was not the strongest in the sense of being strongest himself, but in context of the team and cycling is a team sport, can't doubt that.
 
Well that was a show and he gave it everything. Grande performance and shows his form is on track for the major objective and that he is as Hungry as ever.

He was disappointed to say goodbye to PN in 2nd :( 2nd is nothing to him, obviously! But this was grand road racing!!!
 
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TheYouyou7 said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Are you out of your mind ? Contador would've destroyed the race on stage 3, he's very well suited to this kind of climbs
Really? We're you by any chance one of the people saying he would destroy froome on huy in the tdf? Let's face it it's not 2010 anymore, contador is not punchy anymore he needs long climbs to be competitive.
 
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Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
 
Feb 21, 2014
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Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Yeah, and chickens have teeth.
 
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Matteo. said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
Not comparable Thomas didn't need to mark him and just let him go, contador was realed in by all the favorites when they started racing.
 
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Matteo. said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
Contador started what, 1 minute and something behind Thomas?

Why would he follow him and risk blowing up to his ACTUAL contenders in that race
 
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BlurryVII said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Yeah, and chickens have teeth.
Sorry I don't understand what that's got to do with this, please stick to the thread.
 
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bajbar said:
But he did put 35 seconds into Thomas in less than two kilometres on a 5-6% gradient. Which is great.
Also 50 seconds into the peloton on Cote de Peille. He basically lost it all on the flat part everytime.
 
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Ramon Koran said:
Matteo. said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
Not comparable Thomas didn't need to mark him and just let him go, contador was realed in by all the favorites when they started racing.

G went faster this year than he did in 2015, no point arguing on this, stage 3 was for him.
 
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BlurryVII said:
bajbar said:
But he did put 35 seconds into Thomas in less than two kilometres on a 5-6% gradient. Which is great.
Also 50 seconds into the peloton on Cote de Peille. He basically lost it all on the flat part everytime.
He should clearly train on flat bit more.
 
Feb 21, 2014
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Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Yeah, and chickens have teeth.
Sorry I don't understand what that's got to do with this, please stick to the thread.
Don't understand what your post has got to do with the race either. :eek:
 
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Ramon Koran said:
Matteo. said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
Not comparable Thomas didn't need to mark him and just let him go, contador was realed in by all the favorites when they started racing.
Even after Contador's attack that initially created a gap of of 25 seconds, Thomas lost more seconds to finish 28 seconds down. Thomas rode with everything he had there to save his GC.
 
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Gloin22 said:
Matteo. said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
Contador started what, 1 minute and something behind Thomas?

Why would he follow him and risk blowing up to his ACTUAL contenders in that race
He wouldn't have been able to follow him either way.
 
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Gloin22 said:
BlurryVII said:
bajbar said:
But he did put 35 seconds into Thomas in less than two kilometres on a 5-6% gradient. Which is great.
Also 50 seconds into the peloton on Cote de Peille. He basically lost it all on the flat part everytime.
He should clearly train on flat bit more.
It was Kiserlovski and another tinkoff who were leading AC. They lost the battle against Sky. Don't know what you're talking about.
 
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TheYouyou7 said:
Ramon Koran said:
Matteo. said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Eh?! It's a kind of joke?
Two weeks ago , Thomas was destroyd on Malhao ( a climb similar Mont Broully). What are you talking about?
Not comparable Thomas didn't need to mark him and just let him go, contador was realed in by all the favorites when they started racing.

G went faster this year than he did in 2015, no point arguing on this, stage 3 was for him.
Either way it was cancelled you have to adapt. I'm sure froome (better puncher than contador) would still have one without stage 3. Contador could not adapt, he wasn't good enough so he lost.
 
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BlurryVII said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Ramon Koran said:
BlurryVII said:
Well, confirmation that Contador is as strong as 2014. He was by far the strongest in this PN and would've won hands down if Mont brouilly wasn't cancelled.

As usual, attacking isn't rewarded. Pretty confident he'll win Catalunya and Pais Vasco, he just needs a decent route.
Nonsense Thomas beat him, therefore by definition he was the strongest. Contadot is pretty awfull on short steep efforts so would probably have lost more time on Thomas. I doubt he'll win catlunya or paid vasco given that it won't be sky's number 3 in gc he'll be facing but number 1 and 2 respectively.
Yeah, and chickens have teeth.
Sorry I don't understand what that's got to do with this, please stick to the thread.
Don't understand what your post has got to do with the race either. :eek:
It's Contador thread my post is about Contador what is the problem with that?
 

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