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Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Lexman said:
LaFlorecita said:
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cellardoor said:
Did he not sign on the rest day of the Tour?
That's the story, but it hasn't been officially announced yet

any idea why not?
Because it cannot be announced before August 1st. It's possible it'll be announced today, remember Trek is an American team and in the US it is still early.

Degenkolb and De Kort is confirmed to Trek already today...

Not by team yet
 
Would be a shame if he crashed ahead of Kreuziger and took him down as well. Cant run that risk

Jokes aside, I may be reaching a bit, but I don't think the argument that Contador has treated the Vuelta as a plan B his whole career despite being Spanish can be so easily dismissed. I am aware of his record, I know the history, but he didn't in 2007, 2009, 2010 or 2013.
 
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He won the race 3 times, he respect the race enough to only do it when he can win it.

And all years had valid excuses, valvpiti still needs to get over the tour ;)
 
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Contador doesn't care about la vuelta. He is spanish but he always said that his favourite race is il giro. He targets le tour only because le tour is the biggest race in the world.
 
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Miburo said:
He won the race 3 times, he respect the race enough to only do it when he can win it.

And all years had valid excuses, valvpiti still needs to get over the tour ;)

Again, it has absolutely nothing to do with the Tour. Why you keep repeating that is a mystery to me. It sucked, regardless of who performed well and bad and who won.
 
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Kokoso said:
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Of course Contador wasn't the leader except on the PR front.
Obviously, even if he would line up for Tour of Qatar he'd probably be the "leader".
So why team promoted him as a leader at San Sebastian? I don't get it.

Because Contador actually has some PR-value contrary to your man Kreuziger. Virtually no one is interested in Kreuziger. Go figure! :D
 
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GJB123 said:
Kokoso said:
LaFlorecita said:
hrotha said:
Of course Contador wasn't the leader except on the PR front.
Obviously, even if he would line up for Tour of Qatar he'd probably be the "leader".
So why team promoted him as a leader at San Sebastian? I don't get it.

Because Contador actually has some PR-value contrary to your man Kreuziger. Virtually no one is interested in Kreuziger. Go figure! :D

the nature of the thread is that most people care about kreuziger only like a military unit in support of AC whilst other big riders are just foes, a hurdle on the way to the desired result - ac winning. no wonder as the topic is a saga about quasi-reality with a virtual contador as a protagonist. :cool:
 
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Even if he's the leader, it's not Contador's fault that his team doesn't have more competent riders.

He never tried to win this race, neither did he have the capabilities to do, neither any claim that he was gonna try and win it. Just like in '08 when he won the vuelta and 2 stages bro.

Anything else?
I'm wondering what your stand is going to be now that Roman will most likely be a Leader or Co leader at his new team. are you going to expect whatever your wish Contador had done? or are you going to cut him some slack?
 
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dacooley said:
GJB123 said:
Kokoso said:
LaFlorecita said:
hrotha said:
Of course Contador wasn't the leader except on the PR front.
Obviously, even if he would line up for Tour of Qatar he'd probably be the "leader".
So why team promoted him as a leader at San Sebastian? I don't get it.

Because Contador actually has some PR-value contrary to your man Kreuziger. Virtually no one is interested in Kreuziger. Go figure! :D

the nature of the thread is that most people care about kreuziger only like a military unit in support of AC whilst other big riders are just foes, a hurdle on the way to the desired result - ac winning. no wonder as the topic is a saga about quasi-reality with a virtual contador as a protagonist. :cool:

Haha , I know exactly what you mean. :lol:
 
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After his win in Tour of Denmark, Bennati said he wants to ride the Vuelta. Great guy for Contador to have for the flats.
Do we know which other riders might make the team?

I already speculated baout that, I think that:

Berto
Bennati
Boaro
Bodnar
Valgren
Kreuziger
Hansen
Poljanski
Rovny/Trofimov if raised from death/Kiserlovski if recovered/Paulinho/McCarthy

Benna, Boaro, Bodnar and Valgren are needed for TTT (and flat)
Kreuziger, Hansen und Poljanski for mountains...I know - it is weak, but Tinkoff is a weak team.
Then I expect Rovny or Paulinho or Robert Kiserlovski in case he softpedalled the end of tour and can recover. No idea what's Jay McCarthy doing, could be also useful.

I don't say that this is the only possibility, but looking at the squad (minus Sagan (mtb) and minus doubleGTlegs (Majka, Tosatto)) I can't see any better variants, so I am afraid that if the managers don't follow me, they will **** it up.

Vuelta team just got even weaker, Hansen broke his collarbone during training. :(
 
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gatete said:
Miburo said:
Even if he's the leader, it's not Contador's fault that his team doesn't have more competent riders.

He never tried to win this race, neither did he have the capabilities to do, neither any claim that he was gonna try and win it. Just like in '08 when he won the vuelta and 2 stages bro.

Anything else?
I'm wondering what your stand is going to be now that Roman will most likely be a Leader or Co leader at his new team. are you going to expect whatever your wish Contador had done? or are you going to cut him some slack?

I wish Roman well! But frankly I just don't care what he does.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Will be in for a hard time on Neila, Yates is in monster shape.

You can start a panic then, vuelta is still far off ;)

btw Contador will have to be really bad to get dropped by yates on any mountain
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Miburo said:
Valv.Piti said:
Will be in for a hard time on Neila, Yates is in monster shape.

You can start a panic then, vuelta is still far off ;)

btw Contador will have to be really bad to get dropped by yates on any mountain

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Tour_de_France_2015_Stage_10_La_Pierre_Saint_Martin

You didn't specify what Yates!
yeah, that was the worst stage ever for contador,besides injuries. quite difficult to be that bad at vuelta