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Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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LaFlorecita said:
**** fuming. Yes the crash hampered him but why the **** was Kreuziger pulling like an idiot. I was literally screaming at the TV.

He was pulling for his leader. Kreuziger did a good job for the team, sadly Alberto's days as leader in this race appear to be over as a result of the unfortunate crash.

The question is, does Alberto stay and fight for a stage later on down the line or does he abandon and go for the Vuelta.
 
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Obviously the team knows Contador is in bad shape after the crashes and it's better at that point to switch priorities. Another red jersey coming for Contador.
 
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I just can´t understand. if your leader is suffering, you don´t go to the front making the rythim more dificult.

Ok, they win the stage, but if contador lost 50 seconds maybe without that,and being protect maybe he just have lost 20 or 30 seconds. Can´t understand it.

And if they want the stage, why the hell Majka and Kiserslovsky didn´t stay with contador? This is stupid.

Really don´t like their options.

I´m sad for the tour, sad for contador, but, things are like they are... Só, lets see...
 
filipepc said:
I just can´t understand. if your leader is suffering, you don´t go to the front making the rythim more dificult.

Ok, they win the stage, but if contador lost 50 seconds maybe without that,and being protect maybe he just have lost 20 or 30 seconds. Can´t understand it.

And if they want the stage, why the hell Majka and Kiserslovsky didn´t stay with contador? This is stupid.

Really don´t like their options.

I´m sad for the tour, sad for contador, but, things are like they are... Só, lets see...

Their leader wasn't suffering though. Sagan is the Tinkoff leader.
 
Hayabusa said:
filipepc said:
I just can´t understand. if your leader is suffering, you don´t go to the front making the rythim more dificult.

Ok, they win the stage, but if contador lost 50 seconds maybe without that,and being protect maybe he just have lost 20 or 30 seconds. Can´t understand it.

And if they want the stage, why the hell Majka and Kiserslovsky didn´t stay with contador? This is stupid.

Really don´t like their options.

I´m sad for the tour, sad for contador, but, things are like they are... Só, lets see...

Their leader wasn't suffering though. Sagan is the Tinkoff leader.

Shoulda been last year. Imagine the stages he would've won.
 
filipepc said:
I just can´t understand. if your leader is suffering, you don´t go to the front making the rythim more dificult.

Ok, they win the stage, but if contador lost 50 seconds maybe without that,and being protect maybe he just have lost 20 or 30 seconds. Can´t understand it.

And if they want the stage, why the hell Majka and Kiserslovsky didn´t stay with contador? This is stupid.

Really don´t like their options.

I´m sad for the tour, sad for contador, but, things are like they are... Só, lets see...

Kreuziger's team leader won the stage today. Contador simply isn't there, and the crashes have just furthered his deficit to Froome and Quintana.

If Kreuziger hadn't pulled there, another team would have.
 
It's simple, really. If Contador is seriously hurt or sucks in general, 10 seconds ain't gonna make any difference. He won't be anywhere in the GC, and this stage win might well end up saving Tinkoff's Tour. And if Contador isn't seriously hurt and can recover, then sure, he lost some time, but it's not like it's over. If your leader can't stay with the other contenders in a finale like today's, no amount of babysitting is going to help.
 
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hrotha said:
It's simple, really. If Contador is seriously hurt or sucks in general, 10 seconds ain't gonna make any difference. He won't be anywhere in the GC, and this stage win might well end up saving Tinkoff's Tour. And if Contador isn't seriously hurt and can recover, then sure, he lost some time, but it's not like it's over. If your leader can't stay with the other contenders in a finale like today's, no amount of babysitting is going to help.

Exactly. Claiming otherwise is totally ignorant.
 
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Pricey_sky said:
LaFlorecita said:
**** fuming. Yes the crash hampered him but why the **** was Kreuziger pulling like an idiot. I was literally screaming at the TV.


And judging by Tinkoffs reactions after Sagan crossed the line he couldn't have given a damn about Contador today.

To be fair to Mr. Eccentricity, I was excited about Sagan's win, too, even though I was bummed about Contador's losses.
 
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burning said:
Yeah tinkoff should have sacrificed stage and yellow jersey for 10 seconds, that really makes sense.

Yes they should have, that's what you do when you want to win the Tour. The chances might be small, but Contador never stays if he has zero chance. Sagan could have won without that help. He just said on live TV that he thought that there were 2 more guys up front. That's why his face was motionless at the finish.
 
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hrotha said:
It's simple, really. If Contador is seriously hurt or sucks in general, 10 seconds ain't gonna make any difference. He won't be anywhere in the GC, and this stage win might well end up saving Tinkoff's Tour. And if Contador isn't seriously hurt and can recover, then sure, he lost some time, but it's not like it's over. If your leader can't stay with the other contenders in a finale like today's, no amount of babysitting is going to help.
Quoted for truth.