Contador looked very well on the climb and he is now out of the saddle going to the front, so he is ok.
And he is the usual liar: he is better than what said. Anyway he looked a bit in trouble on the final sector of first steep climbTaxus4a said:Contador looked very well on the climb and he is now out of the saddle going to the front, so he is ok.
Tinkoff is looking like a French pro-conti team. Whoever feels good on a given day is going for it. Maybe they're all just angling for contracts.buchanan said:
He suffered A Lot . Pure Class Tough Guy. What a shame :sad:fantomas said:He's being interviewed now. It went better than he expected today, but he's still really disappointed that all of his hard work preparing for the Tour seems in vain.
Even in top form this would be REALLY hard to overcome.lenric said:Contador's 1'21 behind Froome and Quintana now.
so disappointing and frustrating, it's already hard for me to see him struggle because I can imagine how hard he worked for this, it must be so much worse for himfantomas said:He's being interviewed now. It went better than he expected today, but he's still really disappointed that all of his hard work preparing for the Tour seems in vain. Also, his spirits are still high, but the body just doesn't respond well. May set other goals than GC, but he'll wait and see.
This isn't true. It is something. Tours have been won and lost on much less time then this. Everyone here is in great shape. This makes it very hard to take this sort of time back. Speaking for myself, I'm relaxed. I'm just trying to look at it objectively. I'd love to see him win a big race this year...now I'm hoping he gets a stage win here and wins the Vuelta.Pantani Attacks said:People expected he'd lose minutes today and it turns out to be seconds. If Majka actually gave a damn he mightn't have leaked anything more than a handful of seconds. Considering it's a punchy climb and his injuries, he did very well today. 1:20 is nothing this early in a Tour. Relax...
Loyalty to the team leader -> Majka should be called back (no chance to win the stage or whatever ffs... ), Kreuziger should stay with Contador even if Contador loses 10 minutes in 2 kms, end of story.LaFlorecita said:
This so much.BigMac said:If he stil believes himself in contention, then it's his team's obligation to help. I understand Kreuziger may have a free role, but why, then, if he's going for GC, did he stroll to the line after being dropped in the final gradients instead of giving it all to lose the least amount of time possible? I understand Majka may be going for Polka and breakaway wins, but why, then, did he not drop to the main group after it was obvious GVA had it in the bag and only a couple of points towards the mountain classification were still up for grabs? This ''team'' nevers ceases to amaze. Makes you wish Jesús and Sérgio were here, and that's saying a lot.
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