Is that not what a forum is made for? Discussing things about the topic?KGB said:Well fans from this thread will cry for a few weeks and they will bring all possible scenarios how actully Contador was best on Vuelta. Contador will say ''his form was affected with tdf crashes BUT he will have now break and 100% focus on tdf2017 with even more motivation and after that announcement his fans in this thread will analyze his every day training or not even training and analyze all his twitter pics. if he is too fat or ok.Gigs_98 said:No way in hell Valverde can win the vuelta after a 3rd place in the giro and a 6th place in the tour.18-Valve. (pithy) said:Jakub said:So - which opponents is Bertie gonna face at Vuelta and what are their strengths and weaknesses?
Froome: should be tired after Tour and Olympics
Chaves: hopefully will be weaker than in Giro. The profiles suit him IMHO better. He can't ITT though. The problem is he's gonna take some time in TTT.
Kruijswijk- he should be good, shouldn't he? However not as good as in Giro?
Landa: he has done 1,5 GTs already, but he was probably softpedalling almost the whole tour. He has shown better ITT in Giro - could he be a contender?
There could be some other guys, but apart from Froome (1st league) and the mentioned 2nd league guys, it's only 3rd league (König?, Lopez, tired old Purito). God knows what's with Quintana, but he would have also tour legs.
Who have I forgotten?
Valverde - he'll decide after the Olympics:
It sounds strange but I am really afraid of Contador sucking in this Vuelta. This win is so incredibly important, much more important than in 2014 imo since this year it looks like most people are already saying he is past his prime and can't win anymore. Not only bookies but also fans think Contador won't win this vuelta and if he really gets beaten by Froome with tour and olympics in his legs I fear the golden days of Contador are really over. I think he is the big favorite but I'm still afraid of what happens if he doesn't win.
But you are regular so I am sure you know all this process.